Monday, October 21, 2013

Wedding Quilt Finale

The wedding quilt has left the building!  The new Mr & Mrs picked it up yesterday.  But first, a few more photos of the work in progress. 


My sister Kathy donated a beautiful hand-painted batik from her stash for the backing.  I bought the tan batik to frame it and make it wide enough for the 60 x 72" quilt.  The pinning went quickly with help from Kathy and my daughter Erica.  Much more fun than doing it all by myself--although it is hard to pin when you're laughing so much! 



 A simple "puzzle piece" stipple gave lots of texture. I used a russet tan thread, about 3-1/2 spools for the quilting and binding.



The binding fabric was another pretty batik piece Kathy donated to the cause from her stash :)  For a photo shoot, I tagged along on Kathy's beach walk with her dog, Sophie.  After a couple of laughable attempts at Kathy holding the quilt up in the wind, which I promised wouldn't go on the blog,  I decided to break the law by climbing up on the vacant lifeguard tower.  Well, I made Kathy do it, anyway.

 Still windy, but a bit better for photography!

 Little bit easier posing using the railings :)

The Ventura Pier served as a backdrop for this au naturel pic.  Then we turned over the quilt for another shot of the backing...

And Sophie climbed on for a glamor shot.  The quilt then got its first bath and was labeled and wrapped for the newlyweds' return from their Maui honeymoon. I renamed it Maui Weave since the quilt turned out to have such a tropical flavor/sand and sea feel, and gave credit to my sister for helping me get the quilt finished--I couldn't have gotten it done in time without her.  This pattern is Willow Weave, from Aunt Reen's Jelly Roll Sew Along of a few months ago.  

My nephew Matt and his lovely wife Carlie.  Thankfully, they loved the colors of all the batiks and the beautiful backing.  I hope it sees many years of use as they continue their happily wedded life. And I have a satisfied sigh of relief that they liked and appreciated my gift.  I enjoyed making it for them.

8 comments:

Janet O. said...

It turned out wonderful, Annie. That is a beautiful backing and binding. The stipple is a good design for a busy quilt front. Nice job!

Mary said...

It turned out beautifully. You did a great job quilting it too!

Vivian said...

Thanks for the pictures of your work on the quilt--especially the shots on the beach. But my favorite is always the quilt with the new owners. Great photo of the happy couple holding their Maui Weave! Well done, Annie.

Kate said...

Beautifully done! Love the beach photos!

Lorraine said...

love the beach pics!....sounds like a real team effort in the end. Perfect backing!

Stephanie said...

The beach was a great location shot for this quilt. It's gorgeous -- front and back. Lucky Happy Couple!

pcflamingo said...

So beautiful - front AND back!

Linda R said...

Beautiful Quilt. I just know the happy couple will cherish it.