Sunday, 18 July 2010

The BIG Quilt...

Wedding Quilt

I started this quilt a while ago. I was pretty nervous in the beginning & overwhelmed by the thought of sewing something so big without a pattern. I certainly learnt along the way that planning is key, as is unpicking sometimes too! Finally it is finished, back from the long arm quilter & after a few nights by the fire the binding is done & dusted.

Wedding Quilt

This quilt was a labour of love, made as a (belated) wedding gift for my sister & her husband. It is times like this that I am so happy to be able to sew & create something that is truly unique appreciated by the recipients.

Wedding Quilt

The finished quilt is not quite as big as I would have liked, but big enough for a Queen bed. The solids are all from the Kona range, the backing & binding are Kona Ash (a firm favourite of mine) & all the prints & shot cottons are from Patchwork on Central park. On the back I have embroidered the date of their wedding & a couple of lines from the song that Dani walked down the aisle to & I even managed to work some of the silk from her Wedding dress into the quilt top.
Wedding Quilt

I think this project have given me the confidence to plan a few more big quilts & given that I was rather sad to see the quilt head to it's new home I think one for us is in order now!

Wedding Quilt

16 comments:

Andi said...

Such a stunning and thoughtful gift.
Definitely time to make one for your own bed I think!!!!

Kirsty said...

It's beautiful, meaningful & just perfect.

One Flew Over said...

just exquisite and sure to be much loved and well used.

I cant wait to see some more of your quilty creations x

Christina said...

It's gorgeous. What a wonderful gift. You defiantly need one too!
I like the sound of binding by the fire too. Wonderful.
:)

Teek said...

what a perfect gift. Your sister is very lucky.
Well done.

two little buttons said...

beautiful. what a wonderful present.

Michelle said...

What a stunning gift! Yes, you need to make one for you now!

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt - a perfect gift.

Cindy said...

Seriously - breathtaking - I so would be addicted to large quilts too after that beautiful addition

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

What a wonderful gift! The colors and design are inspiring. Can't wait to see your next quilty creation.

Ritax

Mish Delish said...

Is there any end to your talents? AMAZING xx

Gina said...

Sublime, Christie, really gorgeous. Definitely treat yourself to a quilt next!

Shine Little Light* said...

Congrats, its beautiful. *s*

Keryn said...

Beautiful Christie, you are so talented!!

Leni and Rose said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the muted tones - it's completely stunning!

Helene said...

So stunning Christie, really magnificent. I wish I coulda seen it in person.