Thursday, May 31, 2012

Around the Clock Shower

I am invited to a bridal shower this weekend. It's an "Around the Clock" shower. I didn't know what that was until I received the invitation. Each guest is assigned a time of day and then you bring a gift for the couple that would be appropriate to use at that time of day. I was assigned 2 pm. 

Jelly Roll quilt 
I decided it would be nice to take a nap at 2 pm., so the couple would need a quilt. I won a jelly roll of Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 a while ago so I combined it with some Kona Khaki and made a super fast and easy quilt.

Jelly Roll Quilt 
I quilted it with diagonal lines that intersect at the corners and wavy lines in the border.
Jelly Roll Quilt 
The backing is my new favorite thing in quilting...the extra wide dotties by Moda, in red. I used 8 of the jelly roll strips to make the binding. The quilt is 74"x74" {kind of, almost square, ha!}
Jelly Roll Quilt

When ordering the border fabric I miscalculated and did not order quite enough, so I had to make half square triangles for each corner. {I like my borders and sashing to be cut in one piece whenever possible} Since the backing was such a solid red I did not want to break it up by putting a label on it, so I just wrote my sentiment on the front on one of the HST.
Jelly Roll Quilt
This quilt is for someone very special to our family. Our neighbor's son, Bernie, was our boys' babysitter when we first moved into the house 27 years ago. Bernie has been a good friend to our boys and is the happiest guy you will ever meet. At 42, we are so happy that he has finally found the perfect person to share his life. 
Best Wishes to Bernie and Sulema!

Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

18 comments:

Ella said...

Love the quilt! What a lucky couple!

Patchwork and Play said...

A quilt made and given with a lot of love! I love the triangles in the corners of the border- they echo the block shape! A great quilt for a nana nap at 2pm!

Hilachas said...

What a great idea for a shower and what a wonderful gift you gave.

susan said...

Lovely quilt and I am sure they will treasure it.

Cynthia said...

I love your quilt and I know the newlyweds will too! What a novel idea to take a nap at two o'clock! Ha ha!

Kelly said...

What a fantastic gift - gorgeous quilt!

Amy said...
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Amy said...

Very nice! With a quilt for gift at 2pm I would make a point to nap at that time!

Flying Blind... said...

Great gift!!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Di, the quilt is lovely and such a wonderful and perfect 2:00 present! :) Happy weekend! xo

Jennifer said...

lovely quilt, and what a great idea for a shower!! perfect 2pm present

Gill said...

I love your quilt! is it your own pattern?? it's so effective!

LuLu said...

That is so sweet! I love the pattern. Did you come up with that? It's so clean and simple, my favorite :-)

Josie McRazie said...

in all reality is there any time of day that a quilt is NOT appropriate?? I think not!! I love it! (and the fabric is on my wish list!! LOL)

Vesuviusmama said...

What a neat concept for a shower! And the quilt is great - simple but interesting and beautiful.

tusen said...

I love this quilt. And the miscalculation was a happy accident - now the border repeats the shape of the blocks.

Danny Heyen said...

Such a great gift! I'm sure she will cherish it! Around the Clock shower... What a cool concept!

Katy Cameron said...

Fab idea for a shower, and love the quilt