Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wedding Memories Quilt

Well, I finally finished Quilt #7 of the year! This is the "Wedding Memories" quilt that I made for my sister and her new husband. You can see other posts of this project here, here and here. She chose the fabric, Moda's Eden by Lila Tueller. Her wedding colors were pink and green, so the collection was pretty much perfect for her. I decided to omit the purples that were in the collection of fat quarters that I got, and used only the pinks, greens and yellows. The white rectangles are the signature blocks from people who attended her wedding. I used Kona Snow for these. My other sister helped me hold the twin size quilt up. She's standing on a chair saying, "Oww... my arms are sore!" ;) This is the largest quilt I've made so far!

Detail of a signature block. Man, that AZ sun is bright! I quilted around the writing, since I wanted these blocks to stand out more. I did an all-over meandering quilt with some occasional "sloppy hearts" mixed in. :)

And on the back, I used more Kona Snow with some leftover Eden blocks pieced in for extra color. Not sure why this appears wrinkly... It really doesn't look like this in person.

Detail of the back.

I presented the quilt to my sister and new brother-in-law all rolled up. I loved how it looked! My sister had mentioned she wanted a little bit of brown in the quilt, if possible, so I decided to make the binding a light brown that matches some of the outlines of the birds in the fabric. I also quilted using a tan colored thread.

I wrapped the "quilt roll" using this cute twill tape I found on Etsy. It says, "Happily Ever After" all over. So perfect! :)

On to quilt #8... I am actually finishing up the binding on it right now, so I should be posting pics soon! Yay! I'm ahead of schedule! :)


1 comment:

Quiltstory said...

This quilt is GORGEOUS! Love it! You are actually a WINNER over on our blog, so come and check it out! You've won the stack of fat quarters! Also, we'd love to feature one of your quilts (maybe this one??) so check out our submissions tab and let us know.