Monday, March 16, 2009

"Bridesmades" exchange

Two years ago, I was a member of a "Making Memories" team. We were given three or four wedding dresses and asked to make a queen sized quilt out of the fabrics and trims. Our quilt was displayed at the 2007 Trinity Valley Quilt Guild show, and later auctioned off to provide money for breast cancer research. It was a wonderful project, and my team, the "Bridesmades," had so much fun working together that we decided to do a round robin, using some of the scraps from the "Making Memories" project.

Well, today, a mere 1-1/2 years after we finished putting on the final borders, we got together and exchanged our finished quilt tops. I have to say, they were all magnificent!

Here we are getting the first look at our quilts. Most of us couldn't remember what our initial blocks had looked like:

All five quilts -- aren't they cool?

My finished top. I LOVE IT!

Jean's quilt:

Susan's quilt:

Jay's quilt. Rather African in feel, isn't it?

Rhonda's quilt. Her center was all blues, and we added greens and blues:

All in all, I'm impressed with our results. Good job, Bridesmades!


nayri rodrigues said...

Very Cool!

TextileTraveler said...

Heather, how fun! You all did such a wonderful job and made some beautiful quilt tops.

Jay said...

Great Pics! What a fun day and what great quilt blocks/small quilts! I love all of them!! Jay

MamaT said...

What fun! I'm going to suggest a round robin for my stitch group (T-Town Stitchers, Tulsa, OK) soon. I hope they agree to do one. Nice pictures!

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