Friday, June 18, 2010

M and N Marriage Quilt

I've got two months before the wedding and I finally found fabric that I liked enough to make M and N's wedding quilt. The boy is out of town with his family for two weeks so it looks like I'll have plenty of time to put a solid dent in it. This is my first quilt with triangle patterns. I already goofed up the first block pretty hard core - over estimated sized, ripped up a few seams - but I'm learning and things keep looking better and better.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Megh you are so awesome! I'm so glad I taught you to sew and very thankful that the 4-H embroidery ladies sparked your interest in embroidery! Keep up the good work and I am looking forward to the bridal shower next month!

    Love Mom