This is my first time to join the Bloggers' Quilt Festival!
If "dog bed" was a category, you can bet I would have entered this:
But I didn't see a category for dog beds!! Oh darn!!
So after careful consideration - I am entering my "Love in a Box" quilt!
This is one of my favorite pictures of the quilt with the sun
coming through the window and Duke posing in front of it.
What is Love in a Box?
The quilt was my gift to a High School friend, Laurie, that kicked off a "Love in a Box" swap. Laurie's idea was to have a monthly care package exchange. (The idea being, it's fun to get something in the mail that shows someone you care - just because!) A bunch of us signed up (all friends of Laurie's) and now each month we send "Love in a Box" and we also receive "Love in a Box" from someone else!
For the first month - my person to send "to" was Laurie and I wanted to do something extra nice for her since this was all her idea. The rules say to spend no more than 10-12 dollars. I used my stash fabric and made her this quilt. Okay I fudged the cost but I justified it since it was for Laurie, the leader of the swap! Laurie wrote up the rules, assigned names, and created a private Face Book page where we all communicate with each other.
Since I was under a deadline, I actually FINISHED this quilt. I am great at making quilt TOPS but not so good at completing them. I was thrilled to finish one! You can read the original post here.
My favorite part was the color plotting and piecing of this quilt. I just love the vibrant colors. I added lots of reds and pinks since it was a February Love in a Box gift.
As you can see, Duke was a big help!
Duke is showing me where to cut the batting...
Laurie is a kindergarten teacher so I used some bus fabric
(above bottom right corner) as a shout out to Laurie!
In keeping with the "Love in a Box" theme, I quilted some
zig zag stitches around some of the boxes, randomly. It's also straight line quilted.
Duke tested the quilt, of course!
And now I present, my quilt photographer assistant!!
My teenager, just up from a nap, -look at that hair!- holding up the quilt for pictures!
What I received in February.
What I sent in March to a Cubs fan.
What I sent in April
What I received in March
I received beautiful frames in April (can't find the picture! ugh!)
Thanks for reading! Don't forget to go check out more blogs in the festival!
I'm off to work on a pillow for my June "Love in a Box"!