Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Margarita in the Sun ~ Alison's Quilt Block

I have been so excited to share the quilt block I made
Now that it's arrived in Spain I can let this post fly.
 


When Carrie and I traveled to England last year, our blog friend Alison flew from Spain and met us there for the weekend. It was the first time we'd met in real life, but having known each other through our blogs for a few years made us feel like we'd already known each other for the longest time.

Alison and I had planned and looked forward to drinking margaritas together in London, and even though it was freeeeeezing cold at the time, we drank them anyway. Then we vowed to have more margaritas in the future, only under warmer circumstances, and we did that last month while she was here in Arizona.







The other little tidbit for this post is that my mom loved herself a good margarita! In fact, it was the only alcoholic beverage she ever drank {that I know of!}. And since Alison was a sweet member of Team Teal, I wanted the quilt block I made for her to be in the shape of a margarita glass, and I even used some fabric scraps I inherited from my mom's craft room! I loved being able to include a little piece of my mom in the mix with this quilt square.

I used an iron-on fusible product to adhere the margarita glass shape and the lime, then I stitched around it with a zig-zag stitch. This one turned out way better than my first attempt where my patch-work design resembled a chunky goblet rather than a margarita glass.

I'm so happy that I signed up to participate in Fiona's Friendship Quilt project!
It's been so much fun to come up with a different design every month, and I
have a few more ideas up my sleeve for future blocks.


12 comments:

Lisa-Jane said...

I love this! It's wonderful that it has bits of you all in it and of course that fantastic teal colour. Chin chin!

Ruth said...

It's no wonder Alison loves this ~ it's wonderful! I love that your mum is also very much part of it.

Audrey said...

Deb, that is SO adorable! I love the heart fabric and the lime. You are really talented! And that it includes a bit of Marty only makes i more special.... XOXO

scrappyjacky said...

I love that this is so apt and perfect for Alison.

alexa said...

You have put such a lot if thought and love and care into this - to create a margarita that will never be emptied and a glass which can never be broken :).

Sian said...

It's a lovely one! I'm another girl who is very glad she signed up. Can't wait, can't wait..lol

Alison said...

You already know how special this is to me my friend!
Alison xx

debs14 said...

I love this idea of a never ending margarita! Such a clever idea for the quilt block. And such pretty fabric. I'm loving this quilting project!

Karen said...

Absolutely perfect! She must be thrilled to get a quilt block with so much love sewn into it!

Susi said...

Love it!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

You are awesome! Love this!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

As you know I have enjoyed seeing all you cleverly pieced blocks so far, but this one has to be the best yet. I love it x

PS Word verification is "romance"!

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