Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Show & Tell Tuesday - Wedding Quilt #4...

...and I hope the last of 2013!  I feel like all I've been doing this year is making wedding quilts!  This is another gift for my daughter to give a longtime girlfriend at her wedding next month.  The sleuthing revealed the couple likes neutrals.

So, I pulled a bunch of neutrals from my stash...

I started with this bunch which include some Essex linen blend fabrics for some good texture...
And this stack of Classical Elements from P&B Textiles (I just knew I'd find something great to do with these when I bought them months ago!)...
This stack didn't make the cut (but will be perfect for something else I'm sure!)...
I also pulled out this leftover brown from Bill's quilt for contrast...
And since this wedding is coming up very quickly, I needed a very easy pattern.  Luckily, I quickly found the Buttercup pattern from Heather Mulder Peterson's book Stop, Drop and Roll...
Obviously, my version will have a very different look ( and no applique!).  So, I cut all my strips...
and sewed and sewed and sewed for the last couple of weeks and this past weekend, I started quilting!
I'm using the Razor Grass panto.  It's a dense pattern, but it looks great.  A very modern design for this very modern quilt....
And, I got a bonus from this quilt....over a hundred of these!!
If I had time, I'd make a pillow or something to go with the quilt, but that's not happening.  So, all of these HSTs have been put safely away for another time!

I should also show off these great place mats I made for the bridal shower that took place last month (notice the neutral theme here too?)....
The bride said to my daughter (and I quote) "These are nicer than anything I could buy.  Your mom is unreal!"  I'll take that as the compliment it was meant to be - LOL.  I'm thinking she'll really like the quilt!  Not only did I make these four, but I also needed six more for a housewarming so I needed and easy pattern.  The six were brown, cream and blue and I am kicking myself that I didn't get a photo of them.  Use your imagination please - they really looked awesome! I used this tutorial by the awesome Alissa Haight Carlton.

I'm linking up with Randi's Show & Tell Tuesday.  You can see more great Show & Tell over there!
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And for all one of you who may care (Hi Luanne!), hubby and I were happy dancing around the kitchen a little while ago... we opened the mail today and saw this invitation regarding our upcoming Disney vacation.....
I've been scheming to try and get us invited to be testers for Disney's new "guest experience" program but didn't know how.  And they just picked us!  (Yes, us and I'm sure about 5,000 others-LOL)  Hey, Mickey, we'll be there soon!!! o:)

8 comments:

Within A Quarter Inch said...

Wow - I love that quilt! You picked the perfect pattern, seeing through all the color and applique down to the essence of it; way to go! Wish I could do that so well.
And the placemats! Yes please! I can imagine them perfectly in minds eye:)

Diane said...

OH my Gosh I love that wedding quilt and the way you're quilting it-will have to try that design!! So nice that your daughters friend thinks your 'unreal' I believe that is a very high compliment for sure.
and have fun with Mickey-you deserve it after all those wedding quilts :)

Luanne said...

Geeze, first I'm trying to figure out how to convince you that I'm a newlywed and need a quilt, when you decide to drop the "MyMagic+" bomb!! Of course I tried to figure out when you'll be there - I think we're going to be passing in the air!!

Karen said...

Yes, you are the queen of the wedding quilts this year! And this is another lovely one. I really like the quilting you have used. And the place mats are a nice touch, too.
Have lots of Disney fun!

randi--i have to say said...

Girl, you have a lot going on! I love the neutrals quilt. So pretty!

Linda in Calif. said...

Excellent work. I love your quilting, just really makes the quilt come alive. It's beautiful and the bride and groom will love it. And appreciate since she did the place mats.

Gretchen said...

Disney! I'm so jealous!
Oh, and the quilt is gorgeous too!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

All the things you posted and I'm most excited about the Disney invitation!! So Fun!!

Great quilts too, but I think I've already complimented everything in person. ;)