Saturday, July 14, 2012

the wedding quilt



I mentioned a while ago that I was making a quilt for my sister to give her friends.  Well, Katie and Peter were married on the 7th, and as far as I know, they're still together.  Obviously neither of them is a celebrity.




This was such a great project, right from the get go.  I got to spend time with my awesome, gorgeous little sister picking out fabric and consulting on the design.  Then I got to make a quilt that I probably wouldn't have made for myself but that I absolutely love.



I absolutely adore the back on this one!  I paper pieced their initials and the year - I had to make three 2s since one was backwards.  Oops!  I think that backwards 2 is on my sewing room floor somewhere, I should take a photo!


I can't remember where, but I also quilted 2 random hearts in there somewhere.  Maybe once the honeymoon is over Katie and Peter can find them!


I hope that Katie and Peter love their quilt but also that they use it!  There's something so sad about a quilt that just sits on the shelf.  This one is definitely for snuggling under.

happy weekend,
c

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13 comments:

  1. Stunning! What an amazing heirloom quilt!

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  2. Wow, what a gift! Beautiful quilting, and I love the initials and year on the back.

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  3. What a special gift! Nice work with the paper piecing, it add a great personal touch!

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  4. <3 <3 What a beautiful present! lucky ducks :)

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  5. Love how this went. I'm a bit ahead of schedule this week, and I'm so tempted to just grab some fabric and start improvving after dinner...

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  6. Wow! That is gorgeous! You do realize you get super-extra bonus sister points for this. ;)

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  7. Stunning! I hope it keeps the happy couple warm and snuggly for many years.

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  8. I love how it's reversible!

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  9. This is an amazing quilt! Good work!

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  10. All the above heirloom quilts are very good.The designs of some of them are fantastic.

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  11. What a lovely Gifts ! I'm a bit ahead of want to schedule this week

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