Monday, 19 May 2014

A wedding present that I made!

This is the quilt I made for my step daughter as a wedding present.
 
The fabric is Kaffe Fasset's  oriental design and originally this design was a BOM.
But where I go for my work shops she had a pack of the fabric and all the block patterns.
I actually hand sewed the 9 blocks and the half  dresden plate design.
Something I didn't think I could do until I started the work shops which I love.
I had it professionally quilted by a long arm quilter.
This is the back turned so you can see the design

And here is a close up, isn't it amazing? It has certainly made the quilt look fantastic.
I am very pleased at how it turned out, so pleased that I have taken another one to her, my Moda French General fabric, two stars quilt. Can't wait to see how that one turns out too.
She discussed with me as to how I wanted it to look, helped me with the choice of thread, I chose this light gold colour and there were so many quilting designs to choose from; her advice was invaluable. So Janette Chilver will be seeing me again and again!

And the bride loved it.  So all my hard work was worth it!
x
ps I don't know why the photos are not clear but if you click on them it shows the true colours.


18 comments:

Caz said...

Lovely work! Like the colours.

aimee said...

Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE it!
Blessings,
Aimee

Christina said...

What a lovely quilt you made! I must tell me mum about it (ever so hopeful!).

KimM said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Well done - and what a priceless gift.
xxx

Von said...

Chris, that is one amazing quilt!! It's no wonder that your step daughter loves it. :)

Jennifer said...

Wow, it's really stunning! Beautiful work, Chris.

butterfly said...

So beautiful Chris what a lovely gift for your family.

Joanne Wilson said...

Chris it looks absolutely lovely. What a good idea to have it professionally quilted especially for such an important present.

Mii Stitch said...

Fantastic! You have made a real little gem ;) What a wonderful gift for your family!

Vickie said...

Fabulous! Job very, very well done.

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's beautiful! Wonderful job :D

Melissa said...

GORGEOUS! I love it :) I was looking for an idea for a wedding quilt for my brother... I just might have to borrow some of the elements in this quilt I think ;)

Beautiful work Chris

Leslie: said...

What a lovely wedding gift! Something to always treasure!

Jay said...

Oh that is absolutely stunning, I bet the bride was over the moon.

A VanderAsch said...

fantastic , what a wonderful wedding present, and I just saw the lovely picture of you 4 , congratulations .
sunny kisses from Rio, Alice

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Shebafudge said...

Stunning. Do you need another daughter? You can adopt me ;)

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

This is beautiful, a really thoughtful gift. I wouldn't know where to start!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Ludlow, and it is definitely somewhere I would go back to.