Friday, September 2, 2011

Where did this week go?

I'm linking up with my fellow UFO Busters at Blackberry Creek.

I can't believe it's Friday already! I had another lofty list of goals for this week. The only thing I did was to take a picture. And I was barely able to do that! Between school and work and yoga (keeping my sore back strong!) and preparing for our camping trip this weekend, I was too busy to get to my sewing room. *slow tear escapes*

But I do have a FINISH to show! You've seen this beauty before. It's Our Wedding Quilt. You can read more about it here,here, here, and here.

I started two of these quilts last summer. The first finish went to our Reverend as a Thank You gift. The second one we get to keep!

The label is a piece of scrap from the first Wedding Quilt backing. I cut a heart and turned under a 1/4 inch seam allowance. I just wrote my name and the date on the label in archival ink. Then I started hand sewing it down. It looked horrible! So I pulled out the stitches and picked out a decorative stitch instead. I think it turned out really pretty.

The binding is a pretty tiny print calico. I know calico is not IN right now, but I like this fabric! That's all that matters. It's also used in the border.

I hand-stitched the back of the binding down. It went a lot faster this time, so I must be getting faster.

I have no self control. I took this picture during class. I'm so bad!

So that's my quilt! Just in time too. Our first wedding anniversary is today! (Love you babe!) We will be spending a weekend under the stars by the lake snuggling under Our Wedding Quilt. Gotta love it!


  1. Happy Anniversary! :) Great quilt!

  2. Happy anniversary to you both! May it be the first of many many happy anniversaries in the years to come!

  3. Congrats on a beautiful finish!! Happy first anniversary!!!!

  4. I love love love this quilt. I think I might have to make one if I ever get through my stack of UFOs. Thanks for sharing this.

  5. Happy be-lated anniversary!! Congrats on the quilt, turned out fabulous!!

  6. What a great idea for an anniversary quilt. So lovely, and a wonderful keepsake. Your hearts look great:)


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