Five years ago a loving Sister and Bridesmaid made a plan – she would get each guest at the wedding to decorate a square of cotton with messages of love. These cotton squares would then be made into a Memory Quilt for the Bride and Groom. Five years later the squares had been decorated but the quilt had not been made. Recently her sister unfortunately got the news that she would have to have a double mastectomy – and she wanted to get the quilt completed to provide love and comfort to her sister after the operation.
I was honored to be asked to help complete this quilt. Each corner has a gold Fancy Fandango placed on it – I like that they add some texture to the quilt which would otherwise be perhaps a bit blocky.
You can clearly see the flower pattern I quilted all over. This flower design is an adapted from a design that Angela Walters showed me on her Craftsy lesson.
In the central panel there is a Celtic Blessing – it is quilted with hearts – it reads:
At the base of the central panel I added some metallic free motion quilting to the Celtic Cross. I also added more Fancy Fandango’s and some ribbon that had been kept all that time from the bridal shower. I wanted to make something that looked somewhat bridal bouquet like. The border around the blessing was made my doing a satin stitch over a piece of yarn. It made a very neat and nicely raised ridge for the border.
The label for the quilt is made from a decorated square too. I love this square.
Here it is all folded up and wrapped in another ribbon from the bridal shower – ready to go to provide love, memories and comfort.
Batting: Quilters Dream Wool Batting 100% Wool
Backing Fabric: 110″ Wide Quilt Backing Daisy Cream
Top: Client provided decorated cream & brown squares, Quilting Treasures Autumn Speckle Blender Pumpkin, Celebration Outline Rose Metallic Cream, Joy of Life Metallic Gold
Binding: Quilting Treasures Autumn Speckle Blender Pumpkin
Ribbon: provided by client
Quilting Thread (Top & Bobbin): Sulky® Clear Premier Invisible Thread & Gutermann Decor Metallic Yellow Gold