Thursday, August 23, 2012

kelsey's wedding ring quilt finished!

I finally tackled my niece's wedding quilt and finished it. I'm so happy !! It was a real challenge to design and create. Large quilts intimidate me anyway, and I wanted this one to be special. Thank you quilter Liz for encouraging me to get on with it. It's great to have a friend and really neat to have one all the way in Australia :)

Here is some of the process behind the quilt. I wanted to make a double wedding quilt which is a traditional pattern. I am not traditional. So I had to bend the pattern to fit me. It had to be the best I could make it but also the most efficient. In other words, I don't have the time or patience to cut hundreds of little pieces and then sew them back together.

 So I converted the pattern to an applique design, sewn and quilted on a central panel.
I added a couple of borders.

 Here is the finished quilt. The pattern is for sale in the shop, the original quilt going to Kelsey, of course. Tomorrow I hope to show you the first wedding quilt I made for her, which turned out not at all as I planned. That one will be for sale in the shop.


  1. This is beautiful! Great job. :)
    Cindy Breninger
    Deerwood Creek Gifts

  2. G'day Jamie. Thank you for your lovely words and well done to you, that quilt looks just fabulous. What a cleaver idea to adapt it to suit you.I do love the colours you have used.It will be a treasured gift. What's your next project? Take care. Liz...