The Wedding Quilt

One of our daughters got married last fall.  She chose fall colors for her wedding and her favorite color is purple.  A wedding quilt was in order but what to make, what to make.  How about a quilt with more than 2,600 pieces?  Yes, that sounds about right 😉  I picked Bonnie Hunter’s Scrap Crystals.

Scrap Crystals is in Bonnie’s book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders. But those colors just won’t do…….so I brought out my fall colored scraps and got to sewing.  Oh, I’m liking this.

I keep sewing those half square triangles and squares and soon I had blocks and then sashing!  My helper kept me on track (yeah, that’s what we’ll call it) and soon I was assembling the top.

The colors above aren’t true, well not for the center sashing strip.  It’s a nice eggplant purple like the picture below of the border.   I quilted it with variegated thread and I was quite pleased with the results.

I had another helper when it came to sewing down the binding……oh, and I found the perfect backing fabric.  I know this because EVERYBODY comments on the wonderful backing fabric.  Hey, all the work is on the front, pay attention, people!!

I was thrilled with the completed top and I think the bride and groom were as well.

Happy Quilting, Cherie