Wedding Quilt

Phew, this one was quilted on deadline!

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My friends Ophélie and Jared were married last summer with only six weeks notice, and it wasn’t enough time for me to get my act together and quilt them a gift.  This year they came for a visit (and another wedding) and this time I was ready armed with a newly self-quilted, washed, and labeled quilt. I sewed on the label the day before Ophélie arrived for a weekend visit in Quebec.

I’m quite pleased with it.  Ophelie’s favourite colours are mustard and blue, and Jared’s is polka-dots.  I think this makes the cut.

I particularly like the one square that is unlike all the others.  I think of this as the Sunshine Quilt and that square has something to do with it.

The inspiration for this one came from the internet.  I was browsing one day, and came across this quilt:

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(Sorry I have didn’t have a link) 

When I saw it, I thought “I want to make one like that” then realized I think that a lot and it hasn’t happened often yet.

But then, I (basically) did.  Mine Is smaller (I should have figured out fabric requirement before going to the store, duh).

Final size: 84×84 which is fine for a double bed.

The square shape allowed me to do this on the back:

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Large scale piecing is quite fun and worth the couple extra hours it takes to make.

The little label in the bottom right corner looks like this:

J+O quilt label

I quilted this one myself on my little work-horse of a machine.  Diagonal lines about 2″ apart.  I really like the texture.

J+O quilt closeupThat wood thing you see in this picture  is another exciting finish this week.  But it’s not mine.  D finished his first piece of furniture in his cabinet making class and brought it home.  He started with rough wood and ended with this lovely bench.  I muct say, I’m quite proud of him (and have ideas for about three other pieces of furniture he could make…).

L+O quilt 2 finishes

Linking up to Crazy Mom QuiltsFinish it up Fridays.

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5 thoughts on “Wedding Quilt

  1. Marika! My mom and I have looked through your hole blog and we’re absolutely in LOVE with everything you make!!! The quilt you made for Ophelie and Jared is AMAZING!!! My mom wants you to know you’re welcome to Bavaria anytime!!! You’re quite talented girl! Keep up the good work! It’s very inspiring!!! LOVE XXX

  2. love this quilt – what pattern did you use? love the colors you used for it also! what type of batting did you use in it – has a great vintage look from the photos!

    • Hi! I didn’t follow any published pattern for this quilt, but rather worked one out from the picture I found online. If I recall each block was about 10″ square (plus 1/4″ seam allowance). As for the batting I normally use the Heirloom Hobbs Natural 100% cotton batting from Connecting Threads. The price is right, and it handles well. Thanks for stopping by.

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