Happy August to everyone! July was busy, as it usually is, but I think I am getting into a routine with work (finally!) and so I am hoping to get a schedule figured out for this ol’ blog here. So don’t give up on me yet!
I wanted to share some pictures of a quilt I finished at the end of June, it was a custom order for a friend of a friend for her to give as a wedding gift. She told me the couple was using grays and cream and blush as their wedding colors. She also sent me a link to the bride’s Pinterest wedding page so I could see her style a bit more, so that was fun.
Anyway, I ended up using the wedding colors plus just a little bit of aqua ( I can’t help myself, but there was a bit of aqua on the wedding page too). I wanted it to look soft and watercolor-y and romantic. I am not 100% sure how I feel about the heart, I think it’s a bit too angular, but overall I like how the quilt turned out.
It’s hard to see but the stripes are actually created with many half-square triangle blocks, rather than long strips of fabric, which I realized when I was done and saw the whole effect of the quilt would have been WAAAY faster. Live and learn! I wish the fabrics showed up better in photos because there were some cool ones, I particularly liked the gold ones.
The girl who ordered it had also seen another quilt I made that had the arrows in it (here) and she wanted those incorporated as well. She also mentioned that she liked some of the chevron quilts I had done, so I worked those things into the back, and bought some zig zag fabric and thought that it turned out really well. I almost like the back more, in fact.
The pink on the back is a really pretty light blush color in real life, from Lizzie House’s Pearl Bracelets line. It comes in a million colors. I quilted it just a basic free motion quilting. It was sort of hard at first because the grey fabric on the back is actually a little heavier weight than normal quilting cotton, so the tension was off, which wasnt good, and I was using bad thread (lesson learned about ordering cheap thread from Etsy!) but I eventually figured it out. I think!
I am planning to make another quilt with just arrows of different sizes and fabrics. They are sorta fun to make and I really like how they look when they are finished.
Right now I have 4 quilt tops done that need to be quilted and moved away from me. I normally don’t let this many build up but I was making an order for someone and then had an idea for using up some of my scraps (barely made a dent, but I did make a whole baby quilt without buying anything. And I could probably do quite a few more).
Hope you like it! Thanks for checking it out.