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.
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.
I’ve worked with Liz for more than 10 years so a special gift for her retirement was a must. I had six shirts selected for the Seven Shirts + Seven Steps quilt for more than 3 or 4 years (seriously marinating this one!) It’s exactly the kind of quilt Liz would appreciate as she’s into recycling, reusing and upcycling. In the years since I pulled the six shirts, I’ve thrifted quite a few more so I wasn’t surprised I was finally able to find the perfect seventh shirt! I followed the pattern exactly except for the layout…I arranged the blocks so the light snowball blocks are in diagonal rows vs alternating like the pattern shows.
Excuse the quilt holders….there was some silliness going on as these pictures were taken at the end of the party! That’s not Liz btw, it’s Emily-thanks Emily 🙂
I like the back maybe more than the front 😉 I finished this Dec 29, 2017 and I’ll admit to still be sewing down the binding during the party 😉 Yes, a slight miss on the deadline for this one!
I’m currently looking for another good combo of seven shirts as I’d like to make another one to keep 🙂
This quilt is from a workshop by Sujata Shah that I took along with Julie. It’s Zig Zag, from Sujata’s book, Cultural Fusion. I finally completed Ziggy, Zaggy, Ziggy, Zaggy, Oi, Oi, Oi (chant from the Man Show…taken from the German beer hall chant) in Oct 2017.