Sunday, April 20, 2008
Done And Dusted!
At least, the top is. This is the wedding quilt for my son Andrew and his fiancee Sarah; they wanted a quilt in browns, not my usual palette by any means! But it is finished, and ready to go to a long arm quilter to be quilted. At 76" by 80", it's too big for me to do. It's not a conventional size...but then, I'm not a conventional maker. Come to think of it, it's not a conventional pattern, either. Log cabin technique, without the central square, uneven sized logs... it's a make it up as you go along sort of a quilt.
But it does have some things that make it personal to them. Andrew works in a bank; there is cloth featuring gold coins. They have three cats; there is cloth with cats on it throughout. There are spiders webs for luck, eggs for fertility and as a wish that they may never go hungry. Stars for romance, and the sun for joy. Australian fabric, given by friends, signifying both travel and friendship. I really hope they like it.
As you can see, it was a bittie windy today; the quilt is at full flap! Let me know what you think, I very rarely make practical quilts!