Quilt Seeds Grow Into “Unbreakable Ties”

Quilt Seeds Grow Into “Unbreakable Ties”

As you guessed by now, when you get engaged in my family, you get a Quilt. I am so blessed to have a family who loves and appreciates my craft. They love these quilts and treat them as the heirlooms that they were intended to be. I know I am so very lucky in this, as I have heard the horror stories of people buying back their own quilts from thrift stores or recipients that hated the quilt or said they didn’t want it. I couldn’t even imagine that. Like I said I am so very blessed that my family appreciates these.

Love in the Time of Cholera

My cousin Zachary is getting married in a few weeks. I can’t even imagine dealing with a wedding during this pandemic. It’s awful. Everything is upside down. I feel terribly for them.

Best Laid Plans

As I’m sure you read in a previous post, it’s been very difficult for me to sew lately. Some of it was simply logistics (we were moving and, miraculously, that means the studio had to be packed up, moved, and unpacked, too.) and some of it was my own mental health.
There Wedding Shower was a few weeks ago. The happy couple are so generous with their love. They didn’t mind at all my not quite making the deadline. This is how I solved the problem.

Quilt Seeds

By the time of the shower, all I had gotten to was cutting out the fabric for the quilt. In the hotel room before the Shower, I rolled up a square of each of the fabrics for the quilt into little flowers. I labelled these “Quilt Seeds,” and gave them a bottle of champagne and the following note: “Behold! You have received Quilt Seeds! (Please open for all planting and watering directions!) Directions: Step 1: Ooh and Aah over the pretty fabrics. Step 2: Give fabrics back to Danika. Step 3: Drink Champagne. Step 4: Get Married! And receive your finished quilt at your wedding…hey…they take time to grow! Love you!”

Moving Forward

The Quilt is still unfinished. As of right now, I’m about two thirds of the way through finishing the blocks. Then I’ll need to piece the top, sandwich it, tie it, bind it, wash it and pack it up….all before the Wedding on August 15th. I like how it’s turning out, but I wish it was going a bit smoother for me. It’s very hard for me to work on….but as I said before, I’ve been setting very small goals for myself and trying to keep them. I’ll be sure to update you all with the finished product as soon as I get it.

This Quilt is a modern twist on the vintage bowtie quilt block. I’m looking forward to how it will turn out.