July 11, 2010

Yasmin's Quilt

Tonight was my friend, Yasmin's, co-ed bridal shower and we had a blast!  The food was amazing, her family is always so sweet and it was great being with all my dental school friends for a fun evening.  I got to give her the long-awaited quilt and she loved it!  It was so much fun! 

See, Yasmin and I had a chat about her quilt before I even started on it.  It went a little something like this:
Yasmin: "So, isn't a quilt supposed to have meaning, to represent something in a person's life?"
Me: "It can...in fact, I've been researching Islamic art to see if there was something I could use in a quilt."
Yasmin (sounding very surprised): "Really?"'
Me: "Yes, I have." *wink*



So after deciding on the 8-pointed star, buying a template to make it out of diamonds, chaning my mind, finding nothing to help me out on the internet, buying one set of fabric, totally scratching that when Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow came out which HAS the Islamic star IN it, then finally finding Modify Tradition's tutoral that makes the star, I was in business. 

I made the quilt top and then thought, "I sure hope all the colors and patterns in the quilt are appropriate for a wedding gift.  I mean, what if trees represent the afterlife or something like that in Islamic art?  That would be terrible!" After a little research, trees, turquoise, dark blue, white and earth tones are all very good things, so no worries ; )

The pieced back...


The label....


Can't wait for the wedding! 

While I had a few extra hands, I took some better pictures of my sister's value quilt while I had it in my possession...


I never got a picture of the back...


And remember these?  Erik and I went out today and bought frames and mattes and he did a great job hanging them in the kitchen!  You're sure to see many more projects as we get the house we built ready to sell.  *tear*


6 comments:

Amy said...

It's a beautiful quilt - Yasmin is very lucky!

Jackie said...

Both are beautiful quilts and I'm sure the recipients love them. You sure did a lot of research on Yasmins quilt and it paid off!

Yasmin said...

Awww Abby you're sooo sweet! I didn't realize how much trouble you had to go through. It means so much to me that you put all this thought into it. I'll cherish it forever!

Ellen said...

LOVE IT! It looks great!

April said...

WOW what a gorgous wedding gift you friend is getting! i love the colors & fabric. such a beautiful piece.

sew katie did said...

Love the value quilt. The border works nicely with it.