Monday, November 08, 2010

a wedding gift

my friend's wedding was a great success. it was cold but beautiful. i made the couple a quilt. i've worked on it steadily for the past few months and then of course laid it aside forever because i didn't feel like squaring it up and applying the binding. but i did end up finishing on time.
Wedding Quilt
it's 65" square, a decent lap size. i did wonky square in square blocks. technically there is only sashing around the outside borders. the baby blue essex cotton/linen was used on the outside of each 12.5" block. i ordered a bunch of fat quarter solids from connecting threads and combined them with various cotton prints.
Wedding Quilt
the backing was inspired by a kaffe fassett quilt i saw in a book. he used 9 bold print fabrics in vertical stripes. i made my stripes horizontal and added the pieced solids at the bottom. the quilt is bound in a red/white polka dot fabric.
Wedding Quilt
Wedding Quilt
i'm still working my favorite fabrics, including this sushi fabric and the heather ross gnomes. it was really fun to piece the blocks and come up with bold combinations. i think mixing the solids in with the prints really makes the wonkiness pop.
Wedding Quilt
i stippled the quilt on my horizon with light blue gutermann cotton thread. it wasn't easy and my free motion quilting is not perfect, but i'm really happy with how the quilting turned out. when i pulled the quilt from the dryer, i just loved the wrinkly texture. the cotton/linen feels soft and pebbly after washing, and the cotton fabrics are really soft. i threw in a color catcher b/c not all of the fabrics were prewashed and it came out a faint pink hue, but no dye bled on the quilt.

i really hope my friend and her new husband enjoy the quilt. i loved making it for them.


  1. Hi!! I came visiting via your post on Ravelry. YOur quilt is stunning.I love the off-centre blocks. What an effort!!



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