Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wedding Quilt Finished and Delivered

This quilt was finished a couple weeks ago, but it was delivered to the wedding couple yesterday, so I can safely post pictures of it here.  My mom is attending a wedding tomorrow of a former student of her's.  She asked me to help her make a quilt.  Now, she does know how to sew and quilt, so I'm not really sure why I was called in to do as much as I did, but I think it was so that I could have input on what I'd be quilting.  Probably a good thing or I may have had a paisley-heavily printed background to make pretty!
I designed the quilt to be as simple as possible for her to construct.  She had that stipulation - she did have to do something on this project besides the binding.  These are simple stars, made to 12".  The center star was a little more fussy, but not much so.  The Star of David was chosen because the groom's family is Jewish.  I left the background in soft tan fabrics so that the quilting would show a lot.  The other materials are Anna Griffin fabrics we found at a local rummage-style store at $4-5 per yard.  I'd buy more if only I knew what I'd possibly make with them!
She had the border print too in this collection, and I coached her on how to utilize it symmetrically to get the most from it.  I used the scrolls of the border to quilt to.  There is straight lines spaced at an inch outside of the scroll, and feathering inside of it.  There is no shortage of feathers and pebbling for variety and texture.  I also used 1/2" frames to set off the blocks.
 The blocks were fun.I chose a few fillers to use and reuse on the 62" quilt
I also created the frame that runs through the stars, then densely filled every other section to enhance the stripes.
 Here's a closeup of the blocks...
 And the center star...It is feathered, and has an "F" monogram for their last name.
The quilt was delivered to the groom yesterday, and the report to me was that he and his mother (where he was staying) were very pleased.  It turned out lovely, and took me 12-13 hours to do start to finish (not counting the design time and shopping for fabric with my mom).  Mom was skeptical when the top was finished because there was so much tan (and I think she really wanted more blue).  I told her to trust me, and that the tan would be lovely quilted up.  Was I right??@!

14 comments:

Gramma Quilter said...

Yup you were right! Lovely quilting. Such a good eye for what fits where!

Pat said...

Simply gorgeous!

Debbie said...

You were right. What a treat to see this beautiful quilt.

Sue Daurio said...

Amazing, simply amazing!!

Vicki W said...

It is beautiful!

Karen M. Walker said...

Fabulous!

harrispen said...

You were so right! As usual your quilting made the quilt. No offense to your mom's work of course.

Cindy

Kelly said...

Gorgeous! I have a paisley-heavy background quilt that I'm trying to figure out how to quilt (for charity). Do you have any ideas or pics of ones that you've done?

Sue said...

Yes, it's gorgeous!

Laurie said...

Boy, were you right. Beautiful quilt.

Loretta said...

Were you right???!! YES,YOU WERE!!! The quilt is stunning! Your quilting just makes it.

Lani said...

You were! It is just beautiful!!!

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Incredible and inspiring quilting - I could look at it all day long!!

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Incredible and inspiring quilting - I could look at it all day long!!