A few months ago, the fiance of an acquaintance came to me and said that she wanted to buy him a quilt for their wedding. We talked colors (burnt orange, brown, dark green, and cream), patterns (triangles and squares), and sizes (queen) and I quickly got to work.
A couple weeks later, he came to me saying he really wanted to get her a quilt for their wedding. I debated it for a while and wasn’t sure I’d have the time but ultimately, decided it was the cutest thing that they wanted to do that for each other and I had to do it.
He wanted a throw quilt in their wedding colors, pink, mint, and navy, and we decided on a log cabin block to symbolize them starting to build a home and a life together.
I based his quilt off of this photo I found on Flickr using Sew Mama Sew’s method for making 8 HST at a time, used peppered cotton in Coffee for the border, backed it in one of my favorite vintage sheets (the plaid) and some various green and brown fabrics, long arm quilted it in a maple leaf pattern with copper thread, and bound it in one of the prints from the back.
Hers is based off of the Clouds In The Sky duvet from Modern Log Cabin Quilting. I used another of my favorite sheets for the backing, long arm quilted it with pale mint thread in a swirly pattern called Denali, and bound it in a Cloud 9 print.
They are getting married this weekend but gifted the quilts, kept a secret for so long, last night and I think they were both pleasantly surprised!
I embroidered labels for both of them using the M&M design our friend Emily Poe-Crawford designed for their wedding invitations and their wedding date.
It was such a wonderful project to work on and I hope they love these quilts for a very long time to come.
Congratulations Meghan and Marshall!