Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Beejeeber's November Block!

This month, Pat asked the Beejeebers to do a Carpenter's Star block! I have wanted to try this block for a while.

It is a tOn of HSTs... seriously. But - as with all blocks that take a lot of work, the end result is spectacular!! I am thrilled with how this came together!!

I hope she likes it! :)

The tutorial for this block is found HERE!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Super Secret Quilt Revealed!

I'm not going to lie...

This is probably my favorite quilt. Ever. (Yes, I said that last time. And the time before. I actually mean it this time!)

This quilt was a super secret surprise, and I am so excited to finally share it with you today!!  Here's the background.

A few years ago, I was a leader for the youth program at my church. In that program, the girls work on the Personal Progress Program, to build talents, life skills, and to strengthen their relationship with our Savior. It is a lovely program, and they have 6 years to complete it. While I was the leader, I made a deal with the younger girls: if they finished the whole program in just 2 years, I would make them their own quilt.

This is the third quilt I have made for that reason! :)

This particular girl is a very close friend of mine. She is my sewing student, a running friend, an already accomplished author, and an all around top knotch woman.

She is also an total nerd. Just like me. We are both completely into Harry Potter (yes, I am serious!) So, this quilt was a no brainer for me. I also smiled the most as I made it! I love how it came out!!

So, here it is... the Marauder's Map Quilt!

Yes, I know. It IS that awesome! hahaha! The irony of the saying on the quilt compared to the reason this quilt was earned is not lost on me...

Anyway, I chose to quilt in a meandering stipple with black thread to make it look like little trail marks. I like it. The feet prints make me smile! It is backed in flannel for extra snuggly goodness!

Needless to say, she loves it!! :) Way to go miss M!