A quilted wedding gift

pb230057A friend of mine in England recently got married. I couldn’t make it to her wedding, but I wanted to give her a personal gift, so I decided to make her a quilt.

I saw the pattern and suggested fabrics for this quilt in my local quilt store, and the moment I clapped eyes on it, I knew it was the quilt I wanted to make for her. Pretty, but not too feminine, highlighted with some of the lovely greens and teals I’ve seen her pin on her Pinterest board.

As it turns out, the quilt quite coincidentally is a perfect match for her livingroom — the picture shows the quilt on her couch! It was machine quilted by Brenda Wiles of Creative Sisters Quilt Studio, and when I mentioned it was a wedding gift, Brenda suggested quilting a floating hearts pattern into it, which looks fantastic.

I’m really happy with how it turned out, and it was enthusiastically received by my friend. I have to tell you, though, it’s hugely expensive to mail a quilt overseas! So I don’t think I’ll be shipping quilts around the world on a regular basis. Still, I like knowing that I was able to give her something personal that I made myself. I hope she and her hubby will be happily snuggling under it for a long time!


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