This year I’ve decided to enter a quilt festival for the first time – a blogger festival! Amy hosts this festival twice a year and it’s fabulous! Great inspiration and wonderful new friends to meet!
Go on over to take a look at all the quilts – the festival runs this week – but wait until after you’ve looked at the quilt that I’m entering LOL!
This quilt was made for our DD’s wedding – the basic pattern was Blue Posies chosen from Carol Doak’s book Easy Stash Quilts. I have to admit that I didn’t make the quilt all by myself. The groom’s godmother, Hermie and mother, Maureen Goldsmith (accredited Canadian quilt designer and teacher) were my partners. Having Maureen to help with making the design unique and perfectly suited to the bride and groom was wonderful!
This first picture is the front of the quilt – the center is as the original design intended ….. and then we added the borders. Colors were chosen to reflect the favorites of the bride and groom, the colors for the wedding, and the fact that the wedding was held on the sea side in the Dominican Republic. The wide, light-colored border is hand-embroidered with various words and phrases supplied by the bride and groom to personalize the quilt:
This second picture is the back of the quilt – we took squares of fabric with us to the wedding and had everybody there, and then family members at home as well, sign blocks, which we assembled to make a ‘greeting card’.
You’ll notice that the top right and bottom left ‘fill-in’ squares made ‘hearts’! That was just the way it worked out, not an actual plan at all!
We presented the finished quilt to the happy couple at the reception held at home, about 5 months after the wedding itself!
This was a great project, and one that we are all very proud of. I especially like the fact that it was a joint project, bringing both sides of the new family together in a wonderfully creative way!
Happy festival! Blessings, Peg