Monday, January 17, 2011

A Wedding Journey... The Quilt

Posted by Strlady at 10:24 PM
Ah you thought that I would not mention the quilt? Well, you are wrong, I have to chat you all up a bit but not much since I do want to keep the reveal under wraps, but since Nyshma chose the pattern that she wanted for her wedding quilt, only the reveal needs to be withheld, the actual process is open for blogging.

I have been quilting for many years now and I have taken many classes and done many quilts but when the wedding quilt was chosen I realized that I could not do it on my own.

My daughter saw this quilt last year at our local quilt show

It is really quite gorgeous.
Bali Wedding Star by Judy Niemeyer

That one is a bit brighter than what she wanted but she could see that this was the one. It is definitely not an easy quilt, but will be so worth the trouble.

I found a certified teacher (yes, quilters go through a specialized training just to be able to teach the process)  that was starting a 4 session class that I could join. I have three of the classes under my belt and am busy making the arcs for the quilt.

My daughter preferred more muted, earth tones so I didn't buy the kit that was offered but went out and made my own sets.

11 sets of 8 fabrics.

I have started piecing the arc and realized that it takes forever to complete each one, 
so I'm in for a good haul. 
Good thing she is an only child! LOL!

Will keep you updated on my progress.

10 comments on "A Wedding Journey... The Quilt"

Jackie's Stitches on January 29, 2011 at 6:43 AM said...

What a beauty! I love the color palette your daughter chose.

Carolyn on January 29, 2011 at 8:16 AM said...

You are a brave quilter...its truly going to be an heirloom! Just gorgeous, can't wait to see your progress!

The Farmer's Attic on January 29, 2011 at 1:27 PM said...

Literally (and I mean literally) took my breath away!!! Absolutely beautiful!

Lindsey on January 29, 2011 at 1:27 PM said...

it's going to be so pretty when it's done! I can't wait to see it!

Brenda on January 29, 2011 at 1:28 PM said...

Looking good! I don't know if there is light at the end of that tunnel but I am sure that should there be, you'll certainly find it. You go girl!

Terri in BC on January 29, 2011 at 3:25 PM said...

Your quilt is going to be beautiful! I was fortunate enough to take a class from Judy N. herself, and Bali Wedding Star is my UFO's.

~*~ on January 30, 2011 at 7:20 PM said...

MOM! I'm so excited about this quilt!!! :D

Thelma on February 1, 2011 at 2:53 PM said...

Good Luck Sandy, your daughter has great taste in quilt projects! It will definitely be an heirloom, which is how it should be for a wedding quilt. Take your time, enjoy the process, and have fun!!

Sinta Renee on February 4, 2011 at 6:18 PM said...

OMG Sandy- Outstanding! Gorgeous! And your daughter is very lucky! What a treasure! Congratulations to her and to you!

Wedding Planning on February 6, 2011 at 6:26 AM said...

Wedding quilts should be made with good fabric such that that fabric can be easily used after the marriage. All the choices which are shown here are nice.


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