Monday, July 28, 2014

A finished quilt (and loads of pics!!)

My niece is getting married in October so, of course, a wedding quilt is required!

I know I have finished this one rather early for an October wedding but I have so much YouPatch sewing to do in the coming months, I knew I had to get it done now or it may never get done.

This quilt is HUGE. 96 inches square. That's 8 foot square!!!! I used Katy's tutorial for 12 inch economy blocks and I really love how the blocks come together to create secondary blocks!!

My niece is a fashion photographer so I have included fabrics with images of cameras, handbags and sunglasses among the many and varied fabric choices.

Given that this quilt is intended for two people, I thought I'd better include something about her beloved too. He is a bit of a mad surfer and loves the ocean so on the back of the quilt ..... I created the ocean.

This one was too big for me to quilt on my little Bernina so I sent it off to be quilted by Kylie (who has no website or FaceBook profile or anything I can link to). She did a gorgeous job of creating waves on the solid Kona fabrics I used on the back.

The Binding from the front just looks like scrappy solid blue colors but on the back, the binding perfectly matches up with the colors I have used for my backing. 

I'll finish up with some (more) gratuitous quilt shots. 

I'm sure my niece and her fiance will love this gift. She definitely 'gets' the whole handmade thing! Now I just have to see if I can wait until October to give it to them or if they 'need' it early to have a warm quilt on their bed this winter. We'll see.

Happy stitching to you.

Andi xxx


Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Oooh what a wonderful present Andi. I love all the thought that has gone in to make this such a personal gift. Brilliant! xo

Leonie @ Cuppa and Cake said...

My god you do a bloody good job. Just dribbled on my keyboard.

Jodie said...

Spectacular, love the front and back equally.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

I know I tell you all the time but you ARE a clever little custard!
love that the binding matches the back so perfectly

Cille said...

It fun and beautiful... Stunning :)

noga quilts said...

Gorgeous beautiful quilt! Lucky niece!

Frogdancer said...

That looks really good Andi.
Well done.