Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Wedding Quilt

Whew!!! The last couple of weeks have been a firestorm of activity. The hubby and I returned from our fall trip to Texas two weeks ago to learn that our son and his fiancé had decided to forego the big wedding they had planned in March (long story of venue going bankrupt and closing, etc.) and having a small immediate family wedding during Thanksgiving while we were all there. What??? But I haven't even started the wedding quilt I had planned to make for them! It was time to kick it into high gear!

"Our Hearts Will Go On" Wedding Quilt Made By Thistle Thicket Studio.
In a little over a week, I cut, pieced, quilted and bound this 92" x 107" storm at sea quilt called "Our Hearts Will Go On" in the couples favorite color palette of neutrals and black. I didn't think it was possible but determination won out. I even squeezed in a day to quilt my mom's quilt she made for the newlyweds. I had every day planned out of what I had to complete to finish the quilt and everything else that I had to do for the holiday - and then we had to leave a day early because of threatening ice and snow! So I stole minutes here and there while at my son's house before the wedding day to hand sew the binding. 

Wedding Quilt Label on Thistle Thicket Studio.
It was a wonderful week of enjoying family and celebrating Thanksgiving, the hubby's 60th birthday (early) and my son's wedding. (Thanks to my friend, Marilyn, for the beautifully embroidered quilt label!)

Although it was a very laid-back week, I think it was still stressful on the couple. I made them let me take a photo of them with the quilt the morning after the wedding before we left for home. Not fair to them because they had just rolled out of bed and looked exhausted and not quite awake yet. So I apologize to them for posting this photo (my new daughter-in-law may shoot me!)

So in all fairness, here's a better snapshot of the happy couple.

Quilt Stats
  • Pattern: "Our Hearts Will Go On" by The Fabric Addict
  • Size: 92: x 107" (I added a larger border to make the quilt bigger)
  • Fabric for Top & Binding: Grunge by Basic Grey for Moda in assorted neutral colors
  • Backing Fabric: Grunge Dots by Basic Grey for Moda
  • Thread, Piecing: Aurifil 2310
  • Quilting Pattern: IKat #1 by Patricia E. Ritter on Urban Elementz
  • Thread, Quilting: Signature 100% Cotton Thread in Parchment
  • Batting: Hobbs 80/20
  • Longarm: Gammill Statler Stitcher

Computerized Quilting on Thistle Thicket Studio.
This quilt was on my Finish-A-Long goal list for this quarter so I'm thrilled to have finished and will be linking it up at the end of the quarter. 

Hope everyone had as wonderful of a Thanksgiving week as I did!