Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Wedding Quilt

 I was waiting for a mid-October wedding to take place before I showed you the quilt I was making for it.  And now I've waited another month...for good measure? 

(Neighbor's tree on Sept. 30)

Well, better late than never, as they say.  Although the latter briefly passed through my mind, as apathetic as I appear to be toward writing anything down lately.

(Same tree on Oct. 10)

The inspiration for this quilt came from an image I ran across on Pinterest, unfortunately with no origin story, website, or reference as to its maker, so I don't know who to thank for it.  If you recognize it, let me know so I can give proper credit.

(Inspiration Quilt, Maker Unknown)

I did a little doodling on graph paper to get the numbers worked out, and then set about cutting out a lot of squares from background fabric and multiple batik fat quarters, and then making roughly a bazillion half-square triangles.

I ran out of room on the design wall as I was laying out the pieces, which should have been a good clue that I might have a size issue.  

There is a certain size I try not to exceed if I'm going to quilt something myself, which was my intention with this wedding quilt.

But I forged ahead anyway, sewed it all together, and then put the quilt top on the living room floor.  And that is when reality hit, ushering in a plot twist:  Contact my local longarm quilter and see if there was any possibility she could quilt this wedding quilt for me within two weeks.

I fully expected the answer to be a kind no, but to my surprise she said she could do it!  Thank you, Sandy, for saving the day!

The happy couple, my brother and his new bride, say they love it and that it now occupies a special spot on the back of the sofa.  I hope they enjoy snuggling together with it in the months and years ahead!


  1. Such a beautiful quilt, P.! And well worth the wait to see, although I hope you don't give up writing altogether. I enjoy your posts!

  2. Love the hearts made of hst, this is a beautiful quilt!! What a great gift!!

  3. That is a beautiful quilt P. I bet the newlyweds adore it! I’ll be pinning this one. I think it would be a good design for Project Linus. There may be some doodling in my future. LOL!


  4. What a wonderful design for a wedding quilt, and extraordinary that your quilter could get it quilted for you in time. Sweet!

  5. What a great gift!! What size did the quilt end up? Lucky break with your longarmer's availability!

  6. That tree is stunning! I had a couple of neighbours' trees like that (red oaks they were). Stunning too is the quilt! Oh the power of HSTs.... I may be bookmarking this and making a quilt like yours!


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