Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The Wedding Quilt
I finished the quilt. It’s a rare event for me to get a wedding quilt finished before the actual wedding. I still have an unfinished wedding quilt in my bottom drawer from 2005. I was indignant when my husband suggested that we take the finished quilt up next time we drive to Auckland. With the four of us, there was a fair bit of luggage, but there was no way I was going to let this opportunity pass, even if I had to board the plane wearing it.
The bride is a very stylish and modern person, so I was expecting a request for a bright contemporary quilt. I sent her a link to the Sew Mama Sew Quilt Month quilts and she sent back the numbers of the ones she liked. I was surprised as they were all very traditional. So here is the most traditional quilt I have ever made (as proclaimed by my dearest).
It’s a bear’s paw with setting blocks, based on one in Quilts Down Under earlier this year. The quilting was done by Debbie of Quilter’s Lane in Masterton. I really rate her work if you are looking for someone for your next quilt. You can see the progress of the quilt here, here and here. In case your wondering, I managed to secret it away in my bags before leaving.