Friday, April 19, 2013

Black and White and "Wed" All Over

For some reason Blogger was being dumb yesterday, so my post about fabric wasn't showing up in real time on any of my feeds (except Bloglovin').  If you want, you can go back and give it a read.  I thought it was a good topic for discussion.

Our oldest nephew got married last August.  Life was crazy for me then so I wasn't able to make a quilt for them in time.  I actually finished it right before Christmas, but never posted about it. So, here you go...

Having never met his new bride, and knowing that he really doesn't care about a "wedding quilt" I was left to work with her likes without really knowing how to interpret them. 
(She likes photography, vintage, all things London, and rich jewel-toned colors.) 

 I went with a simple, bold design to give it a more modern and masculine feel. I was hoping this would work for her love of vintage/photography and still be manly enough for him. 

The prints are a mix of designer and non-designer fabrics I've been collecting since last year. London didn't really make the cut in the design process, though there are some cool London prints out there that would've been fun to use.  It wasn't really working out, though.

A lovely little aqua pin dot binding tied it all together .

 For the bold colors part I chose this Tanya Whelan print that I got for 1/2 price at my LQS.  The aqua gingham is the last big piece of a vintage sheet I've been using on various projects.  I'm kinda sad it's gone. :(


This is an EASY quilt to work up.  The squares are all charm size (5"), with each block working up like a 9-patch.  I just used white as my center, and all black/whites for the remaining squares.  The sashing and borders were all cut at 5 inches as well.  

I actually had enough squares to make a 2nd quilt.  They are already sewn together and waiting for a recipient...


Snowcatcher said... Reply To This Comment

Turned out great! The aqua around the edges really ties it up nicely. I hope both of them love it.

Jeni B Quilts said... Reply To This Comment

I love the black and white and the aqua is perfect, great work!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Congratulations on the finish!
Esther said... Reply To This Comment

I love black and white quilts, I really like this one a lot.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Sometimes the simplest quilts are the most beautiful! Well done:)

Renee said... Reply To This Comment

I love the simplicity of this quilt with the aqua binding!

claudia said... Reply To This Comment

I love the look!

John said... Reply To This Comment

I really love that quilt and I'm sure J and N do, too. You are amazing in the quilts you make--I love to see each one. M