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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!

8 comments:

NuvoFelt said...

It may not be your usual palette, but it looks as though you know your way around those colours. What a lovely gift.
Myfanwy

Chauncey said...

Marion, it's lovely. By putting in all those elements that are important to them you've made such a special gift.

Judy Nolan said...

Marion, I think the quilt turned out great! Great idea, too, to have someone else quilt that size.--JN Originals

Feather on a Wire said...

They should be very pleased/

Rosebud Collection said...

What work..it is just beautiful and what a special gift..It will be a treasure for your son and his wife.

ZudaGay said...

It is really beautiful!!! I love patchwork piecing and looking at all the different fabrics used and how they relate to one another. I think they will love it and know when they use it that they will be covered in your love. It is absolutely the perfect wedding gift!

Blue & White Wear said...

A beautiful quilt! They will love it!

Melissa said...

Looks beautiful. What a lovely wedding gift. :)