Quilting B- for Bertine (and Zach)

Last weekend, I attended another wedding party for Bertine — also known as “my first quilting bee.” And, according to Bertine’s plan, the desire to make my own quilt is overwhelming lately.


Bertine has been quilting-central all year long, so a few of her family members decided to host the bee as a sort of wedding shower. The quilt we worked on was for Bertine and Zach, of course.

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I can’t resist cake pops. Are they the best new thing ever, or what?


Bertine’s brother, Jens, was really into the whole production, too — which is awesome.

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Step one: complete!

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There is a lot of ironing involved in quilting. I will need to get a larger ironing board if I actual pursue my dream in 2012.

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One of the duties for the day was to hold Kethry, Bertine’s new niece.

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Here is where all of the pieces started to come together…

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Bertine was using the “Caramel and Cocoa” pattern from Amanda Murphy.

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See how it’s coming together? Pretty neat!

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This is the prettiest bobbin case I’ve ever laid my eyes on.

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I held Kethry for a while before I left. That was the easiest job of the day — she was sleeping the whole time! (What do babies dream about?)

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I wanted to stay for the final product, but had evening plans with my mister. Luckily, Bertine posted a photo of the quilt top after everything had been sewn together — so I stole this from her Facebook page to share with you. Looks great to me!

Caramel and Cocoa quilting pattern for Bertine & Zach

My first quilt pattern (which cost a whole $1.50) arrived in the mail over the weekend. Hopefully I’ll get it made for sharing in early 2012!

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