Monday, December 12, 2011

Design Wall Monday--Dec 12, 2011

On my design floor today is the wedding quilt.  Yes, it has been featured about a dozen times but here it is--hooray--for the last time!
I like to stitch my binding on first, then trim away the extra batting and backing.

This quilt is large--super queen size--it barely fits in the room, which is why the edges look wavy--they aren't!  I machine stitched the binding down; the clips were to mark where I missed catching the edge and had to go back and put in a few hand stitches on the back. 

The sharp angles are complemented by rounded and organic shapes for the quilting. The ginkgo, being one of the oldest species of tree on the planet, are a repeating theme in the fabrics and quilting to represent my wishes for a long and happy married life for Elaine and Chris.

I decided against quilting in the outer border.  Somehow it felt more in keeping with the modern design.

Two different flannels for the backing and Dream Green polyester batting help make this one heavy quilt.  I'll be pleased to see it on their bed and not my design floor any more!  See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.


16 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful job!

I must have missed it somewhere - what is the name of this quilt pattern, and where can I find it?

Denise :) said...

Yay, Annie -- congrats on finishing up the beautiful (HUGE) quilt!! :)

Cathy Tomm said...

looking good. So nice to be close to a finish.

Shay said...

Whoooooooo Hoooooooooo Annie. Congratulations on both the finish and the beauty of this quilt.It really is wonderful and love was woven into every stitch.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

That turned out great. Way to finish!

Quilt Hollow said...

Lots of work and sure will be loved on!

Candace said...

Great finish, Annie! The bride and groom are going to love it!
Cheers!

ANudge said...

Annie it turned out beautiful. They are going to treasure it.

ANudge said...

Annie it turned out beautiful. They are going to treasure it.

carol fun said...

Beautiful quilt - I love how the quilting motifs compliment the piecing. You did a great job on this one!

Sue Daurio said...

Oh it looks great!! I'm going to miss this one. But now can look forward to your next fabulous quilt! I'm certain the happy couple are going to love and treasure this.

Vivian said...

It's been a joy to watch your planning and work and now the finishing of this very special quilt. You've put your heart into every part of it, and I'm sure the married couple will treasure it forever.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Yay for you! I have been watching the progress on this one. It's really beautiful. Love the ginko leaves.

Belinda said...

Yippee.....clapping.clapping!! What a journey and I'm impressed you know, after all, it's a QUEEN SIZE!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

So much work Annie! I didn't realize you had flannel on the back, which does make it even heavier to shove through the machine.
I have never heard of putting on the binding first and then trimming...what is the advantage of that?

Stephanie D. said...

Finished and Fantastic! Flannel quilt backing in California? All right!