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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wedding Memories Linger

Here's what I've been working on lately. I made my daughter's wedding quilt in 2002 and my son's wedding quilt in 2007. Last year I started piecing log cabin blocks. These are all leftover scraps that I decided to make into a quilt for me and I've named it "Wedding Memories Linger". I played around with several setting ideas.


I really liked the center square but wasn't crazy about the second light band so close. It looked a little boring to me - and it appeared it was going to end up square. While I have made some square quilts, I'm not as drawn to them as I am to a rectangular quilt - especially in larger sizes. So I had to figure out a solution to keep the center square but make the quilt rectangular.


Here's a close up of the center. The colors are mainly green, brown and rust. The lights are everything from almost white, to pale green, very light yellow and cream. I used mostly prints but also some batiks.


Even though the two quilts were different colors, they all went together especially in this block format. One thing I did was set the block on point. This meant doing setting triangles but it worked out okay. I already had this batik in my stash and it looked wonderful with the quilt.

I will show you the final set I decided on and the start of the hand quilting soon!! I have been so excited to get this quilt pieced and start quilting it.


Until next time,


-Karen

11 comments:

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Just gorgeous! I'm anxious to see how you put it together. I love, love, love all those fabrics. And what a nice memory of the two weddings!

Wendy said...

I've been thinking about logcabin blocks lately and here you've got a fabulous quilt almost finished. The fabrics are fantastic.

QuiltSue said...

What a lovely memory quilt this is going to be.

Kathie said...

what a wonderful idea!
Oh this is beautiful, I love log cabin blocks, always amazed at how many different designs one block canmake.
can't wait to see it finished!
Kathie

Quilt Hollow said...

This one is absolutely beautiful! It is wonderful you had so much leftover fabric from the other two quilts!

Amy said...

I think it looks just beautiful!

Rose Marie said...

What a gorgeous quilt this will be!!!!

Karen said...

I agree with you. I would rather have a rectangular bigger quilt than a square one. Some designs just don't work out that way, though.

Stephanie said...

What a very special memory quilt from two very special days. It's beautiful.

Vivian said...

If I have an option, my choice is always a rectangular quilt, to fit a bed, to cover a body.
Your leftover blocks from two quilts look just wonderful together. Yours look like they were made to be used this way.
I'll enjoy watching your progress with this one. It's almost done already!

libbyquilter said...

now that i see that you used leftover blocks from the two other wedding quilts i'm even more impressed. what a wonderful way to tie the whole family together into a series of sentimental heirloom quilts~!!~

:-)
libbyQ