Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wedding Quilt - VOILA!

I have been to a wedding. It was beautiful. Not a dry eye around as Sabina and Rickard shares a very special love story. It was a fantastic trip. And even if the rain hardly stopped during my 4 day Sweden visit, I enjoyed every second of it. Just look how beautiful the newly weds are.

And how happy this stunning bride Sabina is.

And my gift, a wedding quilt, was very much appreciated. I got so many compliments from other guests and the wedding couple that I got all embarrassed and kind of hid away in all the gift unwrapping commotion. Silly me, I have always had a hard time taking a compliment.

Here it is. My Wedding Quilt. The front.

I made a patchwork from 25 cm/10 inch squares. The fabric is designed by Tilda. Only a couple of recycled gingham fabrics was added.

The back. Made from a gingham I found at a market and patched up with some Tilda left overs.

I used a brown pin stripe binding. And as I ran out of time I machine sewed it on.

I machine quilted in the ditch between all squares and finished by making diagonal seams to get a cross/square effect.

And I labeled it with a hand written label, hand sewed on with dark pink Cotton Perle embroidery thread using a blanket stitch.

Unfortunately the weather wasn't the greatest for a photo shoot, maybe a reason to make another quilt just like this. Thought this was my best one I've made so far and I totally agree.  I love the fresh light color scheme and Scandinavian touch. I am proud. Very very proud. And now back at home I can actually let the compliments sink in without blushing.

More to come about my Swedish trip, but right now it is a lot of other duties on teh list... Laundry, house cleaning, preparations for a number of excursions in school, birthday parties, midsummer feast... Busy busy. Thank you for popping by and I see you soon again.

Kärlek
Annette

14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful and heartfelt gift. All your details show the love and care you put into it. I'm sure it will be treasured.

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  2. Oh, alldeles alldeles underbar filt! Saknar ord.. Så fin!

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  3. oh wow that is one happy bride :)
    and a beautiful gift!!!
    Well done it's beautiful and the label makes it extra special.
    Love Tickety-boo
    xxxx

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  4. Beautiful, gorgeous quilt, what a very lucky couple. The bride looked radiant, i love weddings
    Karen :)

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  5. This is such a beautiful quilt, Annette... No wonder you got complimented on it, it really is a gorgeous gift!
    xxx

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  6. Oh, Annette. It is so unbelievably GORGEOUS. You should be very, very proud- and store every compliment away in your treasured memory file :)

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  7. So beautiful. What a lovely gift.
    Clever you. Xx

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  8. Åh, vilket fint täcke! Förstår att du fick mycket beröm för det där! :-)

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  9. Wow Annette, I love this quilt ...as you said it is so fresh and pretty without being fussy. I love the back and your label too . Beautifuly made .
    Jacquie x

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  10. Whoohooooo this is indeed beautiful! No, you can be very proud :-)

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  11. You have such good taste, every thing that you make seems perfect to me.

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  12. your quilt is a wonderful wedding gift, no wonder you received compliments!
    The bride looked so happy and beautiful!
    look forward to seeing the rest of your Swedish trip photos.
    Gill xx

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  13. You deserved every compliment you received. Lovely quilt! So nice to have happened by today. Will visit again soon!

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  14. What a beautiful wedding gift to receive! Well done for your creative gift! Sandra

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Kärlek
Annette

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