Here is is! This quilt came from an idea. The bride thought it would be fun to have her friends and family make quilt blocks and then have a quilt made. The bride just needed a quilter and that was me. I came up with an easy block for non-quilters, wrote a tutorial and the bride sent out the instructions. We limited the colours to shades of purple and green which were the colours for the wedding. Blocks began arriving in the mail. Lots of blocks! And I can finally show it off because the wedding was yesterday and it was lovely.
After committing to the idea, I have to say I was a bit worried. Worried that I would not be able to put it together in a way that was cohesive. Worried that I would not get enough blocks to make a quilt. Just worried. Silly me! It looks so wonderful and vibrant.
Several blocks have lovely fabric choices to reflect the block maker or to bring a smile to the bride and groom. I have some great in progress photos to share tomorrow. Let's just call it extreme quilting!
Quilted with straight lines on either side of the blocks in Aurifil 50 wt in purple and diagonally through each block in both directions. Got to love my hera marker!!!! Lots of extra blocks made the back go together nicely including a block that was embroidered by the bride's grandmother with their names and wedding date. So sweet!
I will pop the block tutorial up tomorrow because I put a lot of extra details in for non-quilters. It is a great block for a new quilter!
Have a look! I have to say it looks just splendid on the barn wall!
Name: The Wedding Quilt
Size: 72" x 72"
Designed by: Me
Blocks Constructed by: Friends and Family of the Bride and Groom
Quilted by: Me
Linking up with Sew Modern Monday and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story!!