Monday, April 11, 2022

Love Wedding Quilt for Linda and Kevin

When I received the Save the Date card for the wedding of my friends Linda and Kevin, I knew I wanted to do something special for their wedding gift. 

I found the perfect plan, a kit already in my stash that I had purchased my years before at a quilt shop in northern NJ.  The colors were just right for her decorating theme.
With big blocks and sashing between them, the whole quilt top went together very easily and quick.  Within a couple of days, it was loaded on the frame.
The stitching truly brought this simple quilt pattern to life.
I chose to use one of my favorite wedding/love theme pantos for this - Hubby Love.  Thread was Glide Sky (another favorite) on the top and So Fine Delphinium in the bobbin.
While visiting a few stores in Mass last summer, I purchased a green print for the backing but when I put it next to the quilt top, I didn't like it.  Thankfully I found a beautiful light blue batik in my stash and there was plenty.
The color worked much better than the green fabric would have and as a bonus, it showed off the quilting nicely.
The kit contained way more than needed of the print with the word LOVE on it so I had enough to make matching 20" pillows.  A simple crosshatch stitching design was all that was needed.
They have teenagers at home so I know the pillows will get used a ton.
The newlyweds were thrilled and I know it's already getting snuggled under a lot.
Giving a gift that will be so treasured warms my heart.

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