Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Giggle!

Today is my sister Gayle's birthday.  In honor of that I decided I'd post some pics of the mini quilt I'm working on for her last year's birthday.  So like me to be a year behind, huh?  :)  




I think I'm about finished adding flowers so now I have to add the beading for the centers.  I did a few centers on the small flowers last night but I don't like them so I'm going to have to cut the beads off and start over.  I think I might have to buy some different beads to get the look I want.  When the beading is all done, I have to decide if I'm going to add a border to the quilt.  I think I want to machine quilt the words of the song that was the inspiration for this quilt on a border but it's something that I'm going to have to think about for a while. 

2 comments:

Gramma said...

What an absolutely beautiful quilt. I am sure your sister will love it. It is so awesome. You are a great sister. You are inspiring me to make a quilt. I never have though. Is is hard? It looks hard and time consuming. I like the idea of the border. Is it a song that she likes too?
Phyllis

Melis said...

Thanks Phyllis. :) Regular quilting isn't necessarily hard, just kind of fussy in that you have to measure and cut your pieces accurately and then sew them very accurately. The way I like to quilt is much more relaxed and spontaneous. If you're interested, look up books on art quilting in your library. There are a ton of good ones out there.
Melissa