Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wedding Quilt Designed from Wedding Invitation

A lovely lady in Canada, Megan Seiler,  asked me to make a wedding quilt for her friends, using their wedding invitation design in the quilt.  This was a great design opportunity, and was a lot of fun!

Using the EQ5 software, I designed the quilt, then printed it out and got out the pencil!!  Lots of hearts and feathers, and the bride and groom's names and the wedding date.

After customer approval, I got started.  The central panel was painted with acrylic paints mixed with textile medium.  Then I thread painted over those areas.

The rest of the top was sewn together, loaded onto my frame, and I started quilting!  I used coordinating thread for each section.

Most of the quilting was some form of hearts and feathers, but the grey borders were done in a spiral fill, with some pebbles in the outer border.  I felt this changed up the design from just feathers, and made it a little more contemporary/modern..

Top 2/3 of quilt

The blue borders were a design similar to the motif in the center panel, and in the outer blue border, I painted and thread painted again.  

Bottom 2/3 of quilt
Did you notice that there are more borders than there were in my original design?  I realized as I started making the quilt that the center panel was too big, and I made it smaller and added a couple of borders.  I like it much better now, it seems more in proportion.  The finished quilt is 83 x 93 - queen sized. Because it was a large quilt, it was hard to get a good picture of the entire quilt hanging straight!  Here's one that was only cropped a little :)

Feel free to take a look at the wedding gift quilts and wedding dress quilts in the Custom/Wedding page of my web site (if you need further information, there is a contact page on my web site, or leave a comment here).


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