Thursday, June 11, 2009

Another Runner - A wedding gift

My cousin's only daughter is getting married this weekend. I had originally made this, and then labored over what to do with the awful dark brown threads. I sewed the label over them and thought I was done. A month passed and I realized how much I truly hated it. I had RSVP'd for the wedding, then couldn't find a babysitter for 6 hours, backed out, only to have her contact me saying she'd intended for the entire family to come anyhow. So my decision to make something else felt even more prudent. Last week, I made this. My cousin loves pink, and I have a gorgeous collection of very modern pink prints right now, thanks to making a pink quilt for my daughter. The only criteria I had for this replacement gift was that it needed to be relatively simple. It did have to be finished in a week or less. Afterall, I had a ton of things needing finishing last week.
It is 15" x 38" (hope she has a rectangular table!!). I love how it turned out. It's a simple log cabin pattern, with the pink dahlia flower in the center of all of them. There is a stipe of butter yellow Fairy Frost on each block too. It's bordered in Kona white, and bound in pink.
I honestly hated to use all of the Anna Griffin pink I had on the back, but it did match superbly. The quilting is very similar to what I did on my son's teacher's apple quilt. It turned out very well. Incidently, we gave this to her today, and she loved it. Heck, who wouldn't?!

The center of each log cabin has a feathered heart.

It's better to use up the fabrics I love and create a piece that hurts to give away, than to give something I'm almost ashamed of. I'm pretty sure she'll love it (or she can send it back to me and I'll try to be a pink convert!)


Vicki W said...

It's lovely and a perfect wedding gift!

Lily Mulholland said...

It's beautiful and so is the quilting.

Helen said...

Margaret, this is truelly beautiful! Love the quilting, its lovely.