Friday, June 18, 2010
M and N Marriage Quilt
So, here's the back story (that's why I love quilts because they have such lovely back stories).
The quilt block is called "Delectable Mountain" and I got it off a site that I've been using for my research on making the map quilts, called Free Quilt Patterns From History. According to them, this quilt block was named after the Delectable Mountains in The Pilgrim's Progress. I started cutting out the map quilt making stuff when I realized that this would make the perfect pattern for M and N. They both love mountains - the pattern is complicated and interesting enough that I wont get bored (and I can't mess it up too badly).
M and N's wedding colors are Plum Crazy Purple and Sure Fire Yellow. Yes, they are Mopar fans - well at least M is, though N still insists on owning a Ford. Their flower is a sunflower, and at first I wanted a block that looked more like a sunflower, but I wasn't finding anything that I liked. This is western anyways, and suites them well. I'm taking the blocks to the bridal shower and I'm going to have all the guests sign them and write well wishes on them in black sharpie. Not archival - I know - but it'll look good and be a nice take on a friendship quilt. Something to remember people by.
I'm thinking of hand quilting it, and doing something fun with the thread color and the design. I'm sure there will be borders and some cute applique patch in the center that will say M and N 2010. I'm so excited about this quilt. Wish me luck.