Wedding Quilt for Kara & Matt

I have friends from High School that dated for over 15 years and FINALLY got married!  I wanted to make them something special for their wedding and offered to make them a quilt.  I had them choose their fabric and pattern and then I took creative license with the back.

(this is the back)

Now, those of you who are perceptive will look at the date and say, "Dang Val, it has almost been a year!  You.better get this gift to them before the 1 year deadline."  That is exactly what I was thinking as well.  I started free motion quilting it about 6 months ago and totally messed it all up.  The thread kept breaking and everytime I re-threaded the needle and started over, I never brought the bobbin thread up, so there were all kind of nesting knots on the back of the quilt, which I didn't realize until I was about 1/4 of the way done. I really wish I could figure out how to FMQ!  So, what did I do?  I stuck the quilt in a bag in the corner, (aka: time out) and ignored it for a long long time.

Fortunately, my friend's Mom has a free motion quilting machine in her home and offered to share it with me!!!  Let me just say, it was amazing!  I can not wait to go back and use it again.    Now that I've (or should I say, Sally's machine) quilted this quilt, it should be finished in no time.  Hooray!!!

Oh...and now Kara is pregnant so I need to start on a baby quilt!  Ahhh!

Have a great Monday!


I'm linking up over at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Aren't those machines wonderful....so glad you have access to one.

  2. The quilt is beautiful! I'm sure they will appreciate it even more now that it's after the wedding :)

  3. Best.

    CALL ME next time you go over there, m'kay!!!!

  4. I have had same problem
    see here: http://bettyvanos.blogspot.com/2011/08/orange-rosa-blue.html

    Then my machine man came and fixed the problem: it was the upper tension which was to high
    AND when I threaded the machine I sometimes have my foot down.
    And that doesn't give the thread any tension at all.

    All went wrong, I had to undo a lot.
    After a cry and a deep sigh: I finished it!

    I'm so glad you found the courage to do the same

  5. Oh, I so love the initials and the date. Really, really cute and so personal for them! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )


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