My best friends quilt!!! Now I don't know if I ever told you or not, but she is a Coke addict.........big time.
Love coke, you may love this!
My best friend loves red and white so I made this quilt top to be the front of the quilt. I was trying for months to figure out what to put on the back, that would scream AMY. I finally figured out kinda what I wanted to do and then when I started working on the back..............the front ended up being the back and the new back ended up being the front when I was all done. Sometimes it just works that way ya know!!!
Quilty hint: Remember when doing non reversible appliques (i.e. words) to trace it in mirror image.............it helps, trust me on this one! Glad I caught it before I ironed in on the fabric.
Okie Dokie, fixed that mix up and here it is all cut out and ironed on. I am loving the way this is turning out so far. One section and piece at a time, no plan here. Winging it is how I like to quilt.
The only 2 fabrics I had to buy to make this entire reversible quilt, were these two black and white checkerboards.
After getting the center done, I added the checkered border, and then cut a bunch of 10inch squares out of about 25-30 different white on white fabrics. With no prior measurements that center medallion worked out perfectly for 2 of those squares to fit on the end. Ü Then I had to figure out what to do to break up all that white. Well my best friend has a very bubbly personality, and Coke has bubbles too, so..........red bubbles so it matches the front, err I mean the back of the quilt. So I got out my trusty GO! and went to town with the 30+ red fabrics left over from the back of the quilt and started cutting circles.
Another quilty hint: Don't get in such a hurry that you forget to iron on your fusible BEFORE you cut your shapes. I did, so I had to find my glue sticks and glue them all on, cuz I got a little GO! happy. oops. Did I tell ya I was in a hurry and had a deadline , and I had just had surgery too. Well I got it all done, quilted (first big quilt I ever quilted) and bound. I did echo quilting throughout the entire thing, to make it easier on myself. Threw it in the washing machine with 2 color catchers (those red fabrics are 10-20 years old) at 2:30am Thursday morning, as soon as the washer beeped and I got it in the dryer I went to bed. Woke up a few hours later, and pulled it out of the dryer, and on the road we went. I forgot to label it, and to make a matching pillowcase. So I handstitched a label on it as we drove 5 hours to Atlanta, it looks like a 4 year old did the stitching.
Here it is hanging over a half wall, and Minnie is hanging out on it.
This is where it is hanging in her house for now till she can find someplace where no one will touch it. I told her to put it on the sofa, and let people use it, she was horrified at that idea. Hmmm, we will see.
Here is some of her Coke collection in the kitchen.
Ann Marie. ( psst maybe next time I will do PEPSI) lol
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