Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Wedding Quilt

My very wonderful niece Lisa found an equally wonderful man Michael and they were married in August 2010.  I was so happy for them and was proud to be able to make this quilt.  It's large enough to easily fit a king bed and done in neutral shades that I thought she would prefer.

I am normally drawn to saturated colors - jewel tones in particular - so working with creamy neutrals was a challenge!  But the more I looked at them the more I loved them.  The original inspiration for this quilt is one I saw long ago called White Chocolate; this is a much simpler design but I kept those shades in mind while picking out the fabric.

Long arm quilt artist Mary Beth quilted this one for me; as always, she did a beautiful job.
I had DH Jim with me when looking for the backing fabric and he pulled this one off the shelf:  perfect!  I need to take him fabric shopping more often!

This Jinny Beyer border print nicely complimented the fabrics and her borders are so much fun to miter! 


Sam said...

oh yes, this one is beautiful!! I love the colors, dreamy creamy like a milkshake.... so yes, white chocolate fits well :-)

Beth7Happy said...

This is a gorgeous quilt, k8...perfect for newlyweds who will probably change color schemes many times in the future. The colors and patterns will work with almost any decor they might choose over the years. It's a beautiful heirloom!