I finished the wedding quilt! I’m so happy to have it done before the deadline and even more happy that I like the end result too. Here it is….
The request was for a “neutral” quilt. I don’t know if this is her version of a neutral quilt but, this is mine.
I love the simplicity of the design and think the straight line quilting was just what it needed.
I found a good plain backing that I am very happy with.
I ended up having to use a cream colored thread on the back as, try as might, I couldn’t get the darker backing thread to not show up a bit on the front. It’s a common problem when working with a quilt that has such a light front. Also, I didn’t have a thread that matched the backing so the cream to purposely not match was the best option.
I had left over backing fabric so that became the binding too. The back is an “off” colored taupe and it was hard to find any other fabrics that looked good with it. I was super happy that there was enough backing fabric to bind it.
Can you see that some of the blocks are different colored. I think it adds to the charm. What happened was that I had a chunk of muslin that I started cutting from (I’ll admit to not figuring out the yardage for the muslin). I had a big chunk and just thought it would be enough….well it wasn’t and muslin is AWFUL to match so I gave up trying and didn’t match it on purpose. I ended up pulling other muslin fabrics and in the end, I used up many half yard pieces of muslin. It was awesome to get some of that cleaned out. Check it out.
Here’s a closer picture of the different fabrics. Within each block I did use the same color of muslin fabric though.
I think the different colors give the quilt a little pop….I’m so happy it turned out good as I was pretty nervous about it all.
The wedding isn’t until July 22nd so Whoot-Whoot! I am ahead of schedule. You know me…I’m often finishing up things at the last second.
Of course…we need a Ruby picture.
So there it is…all done finished and ready to go to! Kelli just saw this finished and she’s thinking she might make one for an upcoming wedding she has too.
The quilt really is great for those wanting to decorate in the vintage farmhouse look!! Keep coming back as I think Kelli is going to write up the pattern for this once she’s finished making hers.