Tuesday, November 27, 2012

4 patch wedding quilt

I finished this quilt back in early October, but with all of the wedding plans I never got the pictures of the finished quilt posted.  The wedding was October 20, it turned out beautifully and such a special celebration.  So I am finally beginning to get caught up, and decided it was time to get the finished quilt pics posted.

 This antique bowtie quilt that I got at an auction was the inspiration for the colors used in the 4 patch quilt.  We gave everyone at the bridal shower a block to write a sentiment or wish for Kelly and Doug, and the blocks were worked into the quilt.
We chose the colors of the borders to give the same feeling of the antique bowtie quilt.  We also used muslin for the binding, and backing like the antique quilt.
 This is a shot as I was quilting it.  It is straight line quilting along the diagonal of the 4 patch, both directions, giving it a diagonal grid just like the original bowtie quilt. 

The newlyweds are enjoying life together, and were thrilled with the quilt, and the good wishes included with it.

A shot of the quilt on my vintage childs chair, that my grandkids love.  The quilt is a nice lap size, 52" x 60", and I used a quilters dream batting so that after washing it has a really nice crinkly texture.