Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Postal Blue

What do you do when you find out you need to make a quilt in 3 weeks?  You panic and then you think about what patterns that are easy to make.  I have to make a retirement quilt for someone who is retiring at the end of this month.  It's going to be a picture quilt, but since I don't have the pictures yet, I decided to make the quilt first and then iron on the pictures at the end.

I looked through all my Blue fabric and cut out 64 squares 8 inches.  Minus the 6 white squares that are reserved for the pictures, I only needed 56 squares.  I think it looks great and since it is for a postal employee, I'm naming it Postal Blue.

 This is a picture of the quilt with the quilting done in free motion.  I started in the center and made a chrysanthemum flower pattern to the very edge of the quilt.  Using a variegated blue 12 wt thread, at first it seemed too bold.  Then if you stand away 5 feet from the quilt you hardly see it.  So now to find those pictures.