July 19, 2009

Wedding Quilt

It was such a privilege to go to San Antonio this weekend to see my friend Elizabeth marry Dane. What a celebration! The party wasn't over until 2am (no, we didn't last that long)! What was even better, was giving her the quilt and getting to see the look on her face! Absolutely priceless!

It's lap size, made of Camille's colorway of Cotton Blossoms by Moda and sashed with unbleached muslin - the only fabric I could find to match the off-white in the quilting fabric. I know many people use muslin to sash all the time, but this was my first experience. I'm not in love, but it is very soft and looks great in this quilt!

It was hard to part with this one!

I used a layer cake and cut them all in half to make the large "coins" and sashed it all. I then stippled the whole thing with a natural thread and hand stitched the binding.

Just another strip on the back and a label to mark the occasion! This time I wrote out the message with a dissappearing ink pen and stitched it, so it's in my handwriting - it's kinda odd to see my handwriting in thread!

Let's just say I have enough Cotton Blossoms left over for another project and that makes me really happy : )


Jackie said...

It's a beautiful quilt! The muslin is perfect!

Fiesta said...

Its a lovely quilt. The colors work so well together.

Sarah said...

That is a beautiful quilt! I love how you stitched your handwriting. What a lovely, personal touch!