Well, I couldn't show you much more than that, as the piece was destined to be used as a chuppah at a wedding and I didn't think it was right to show you the quilt before it was seen by the wedding party and guests.
That time has passed now, so I can reveal all.
The idea behind this chuppah was to create a communal piece with input from many of the wedding guests.
Guests were asked to send in a message for the bride and groom. I then formatted the messages in a variety of fonts and printed them onto printable fabric sheets.
As well as messages, a selection of black and white wedding photos of the couple's parents and grandparents were included.
These sheets needed to be soaked to set the image.
Once they were dry, they could be pieced together.
I was nervous about pin basting this quilt as the printable fabric is very tightly woven and the pins really do leave little holes in the fabric. So I compromised and spray basted the central part of the quilt and pinned the regular white cotton of the border.
Then I quilted and quilted and quilted. Straight line quilting in the central part and stippling in the border.
You can really see the quilting with the light behind the chuppah.
Around the border of the quilt are appliqued words in hebrew that roughly translate as:
Song of joy and gladness, song of bride and groom.
Bound in black satin:
Finished and folded:
And here it is in use.
Mazal tov Len and Davina.
Thank you for allowing me to play a part in your special day.