A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting a very special group of friends for a little 101 quilting lesson.We enjoyed making a block from one of my new patterns, Made in USA using Blue Sky collection from Andover and Sweet Blend from Moda.
Everyone had so much fun and the blocks came out so beautiful. It was quite appropriate since the girls that were making them are wives and a daughter of our servicemen. Everyone was planning to use the blocks in different ways; as place mats, wall hangings and pillows.
I managed to make a few extra blocks with the help of one of the girls mom – enough for a quilt. Then I chose this label fabric (French General for Moda Fabrics) for a backing and quilted it just in time for a special day.
The quilt turned out beautiful and the lovely couple that received this gift were so happy.
My favorite part was that all the guests at the wedding got to leave their own messages and well wishes to congratulate them.
This may be one of my favorite projects so far. Sometimes that personal touch is what makes a quilt very special.