So the wedding quilt saga continues on…
Our daughter Kalissa is getting married on September 5th. I make a wedding quilt of our child’s choice as a wedding gift for each of the kids. Kalissa and Craig started out wanting a Perkiomen Daydreams quilt.
Together Kelli and I have made 3 1/2 of these.
I wasn’t too nervous about making another one.
Then they changed and wanted something different…a Bargello.
Then they hemmed and hawed and I’ll be honest…I kind of drug my feet. I didn’t want to make one but if that’s what they truly wanted I decided I would give it a try. I asked them to pick the pattern they wanted and they sent this to me….
It looked a little complex to me. Then I said pick the colors.
Their feet started dragging. Then they picked double wedding ring but that didn’t seem like a real choice…both were hesitant and I didn’t feel good about it.
I asked that instead of looking through the internet that they look at my quilt books instead so they could at least come up with colors. They ended up both liking a corn and beans block. I dug through and found a couple different versions. Of course they like the block here and the border there but not colored like that but colored like this. AHH!!!!!!!!!!
So the decision is that it will be a corn and beans block. I’ve tackled a corn and beans block before when I made this.
So the plan is to start making blocks and design as we go…doesn’t that sound encouraging?!?!?!
I did buy the fabric so at least part is locked in place and a decision on that can’t be changed.
She wanted grays, yellows, and teals. I ordered it all on line through Whittle’s Fabrics. I can’t say enough good things about them. We picked a fabric line we liked and put that in our cart. Then we found the teal. We then told them to look around the store and see if anything else they had might work with what we had. We told them to send up to 10 more 1/2 yard cuts. This is what was sent.
We LOVE it!!
I am really anxious to start on this. The wedding in September 5th and I am a mom who has the quilt finished on the wedding day. I have to finish up my Bonnie Challenge quilt and then I’ll be focusing on this. I’m a little upset with myself for not being further along but with all the changes this quilt has morphed around it was hard to really start.
I did tell them no more changing….let’s hope they listen.