Quite some while ago when I was listing the projects I had on the go I mentioned I was making a quilt for a wedding present. So today I have finally got around to the reveal
But first (patience!) the result of last week's giveaway - I used this random number generator, I know there are clever on line gizmos that I could use but as there are 8 people who commented on last week's post I decided to use what I had to hand this afternoon
(he is too little to know his numbers and he is better looking than a website). The winner is Cathie who was the fifth person to comment. This lovely skein of Madelinestosh, Tosh Merino Light in the Thyme colour way is on its way to her.
So! Back to quilting... I have a lot of books on quilting but when I went through all the designs it was obvious really, a double ring quilt for a wedding present. I mentioned some while ago that I have known the bride since she was 6 and she became friends with one of my daughters. I have watched her come through a couple of tricky times and grow into a lovely young woman with a beautiful family, I really wanted to make her something special to mark her marriage to a lovely man and celebrate her happiness.
My daughter helped me choose the fabric (I was very nervous about this as her home is beautiful, immaculately furnished in shades of cream and silver grey and she has very decided ideas on home decoration)
|I WAS slightly nervous introducing so much colour|
|some investment in tools (templates, a cutting mat and cutting wheel) was necessary|
|cutting out the individual shapes was almost the biggest job|
|a dry run - I was just dying to see what the colours looked like together|
|my favourite glass head pins placed at right angles to the line of stitching|
|ridiculously excited to see how the sections match perfectly where the rings intersect|
|measured on the top of my bed to see if big enough to begin the border|
|After machine quilting I love finishing off the edging hemming by hand|
|the beautiful bride|