Friday, September 12, 2014

The Wedding Quilt

Okay, guys, I finally have something awesome to show you. Are you ready? Let's pretend I took really awesome pictures and wasn't totally rushing 10 minutes before I had to get ready to leave, okay??

star in star wedding quilt

BAM. Star in a star in a star, self-drafted pattern. Then I added the fun border to make it a little bigger. It finished at about 85x85.

star in star wedding quilt

Look, a slightly different angle! I couldn't stand back far enough to get a straight on shot of the whole thing without the sun glaring off the camera lens... *sigh*

star in star wedding quilt close

See the glare?? And I was standing pretty close! I don't know if you can see it, but I quilted it with an all-over FMQ stipple. I need to start getting braver with my FMQ, man. I'm getting a little tired of the stipple!

This quilt was for my future sister-in-law's wedding, so it was very special! She also happens to be one of my best friends who I have know almost 10 years. I introduced her to her now husband, who I had known for several years, just about two and a half years ago. They're such a great couple! Their wedding was lovely and fun and everything a wedding is supposed to be :) And the quilt was well received!

Here are some progress shots of the quilt, just for funsies:

star in star wedding quilt progress 1

star in star wedding quilt progress 2

star in star wedding quilt progress 3


I also made the bridesmaid dresses- I will post pictures of those AND the awesome bathing suit I made for our little vacation following the wedding next week! August was a super busy sewing month, even though I didn't blog almost at all. But now I have plenty of fodder to keep this space busy for a couple of weeks! Stay tuned!

Linking up to Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts!

9 comments:

  1. I love the crooked center and the colors.

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  2. It's beautiful! What are the final dimensions?

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  3. Great design, and great colors, too!

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  4. Congratulations on a gorgeous finish, Anna! I love this design and you chose the perfect fabrics and colours to pull it all together, What a lucky bride... to have such a talented and generous friend! Hope you enjoy your vacation. Looking forward to seeing your next posts with pics!

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  5. Anna! This is so lovely! I think the border seals my love for it! :)

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  7. I wanted to say that I love your quilt! Let me know if you ever do a tutorial or share your measurements for the HSTs

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  8. How fun! Love the colors, too!

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  9. The colors are just fabulous. Great job.

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