Sunday, August 23, 2015

Summer at Charlevoix Quilt

 Happy Monday Everyone! I was MIA for the last month, it seems just when I get back into the groove of blogging, I was called away again.
Gary and I spent the last month everyday at his parents home, cleaning and shinning every nick-nak and groove and cranny of every hutch and corner of their home. We even had the interior fully painted, hung new blinds and had the curtains cleaned, floor installed in master bathroom and kitchen tile steamed cleaned. I even managed to sew curtains and valences for the family room and kitchen. They now have a sparkling clean home to enjoy once more.
I hope to pick up where I left off and start my weekly posts.

So Many moons ago I started to make this black and white quilt for our daughter Desire', but as life is not always smooth I was unable to work on the quilt as much as  I wanted. I was bound and determined to complete this quilt, even though  many times I wanted to give up.
I think it has been by far the hardest quilt challenge for me since I started quilting. The quilt has 5 blocks and of course trim pieces and binding.
 When I first saw the quilt pattern in (Quilter's World June 2011 issue), I thought it looked easy. Well I sure fooled myself I stopped counting the pieces after 1,852 .
I am so happy I stuck to it and completed the quilt (Summer at Charlevoix)

 The quilt fits a queen size bed, I laid it over my king size bed for pictures.

 Desire' has a queen size black sleigh bed and the quilt looks so pretty with her furniture.

 I had some leftover fabric so I thought pillows would be a fun and playful  touch to add to the bed.
Love you to the moon and Back is Desire' and Paul's favorite saying. I think its so sweet! I surprised them with the embroidered  pillows.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Joining in this week with the following linky parties:

Fabric Tuesday- Ouiltstory

Kim-Savvy Southern Style-Wow us Wednesday #236

French Country Cottage-Feathered Nest Friday