I finished up a commission quilt this week, and I’m delivering it to my client this evening. I first talked about it here, and showed you our inspiration piece. It’s a signature quilt, that served as the “guest book” for the client’s July wedding. Her wedding colors were Truffle Brown and Daisy Yellow, and she had yellow Gerber daisies as her primary flower. I drew up a sketch for her, she loved it, and I prepared the blocks for her prior to the wedding (freezer paper stabilizer on the back of them, pinked edges to prevent raveling while being handled, and provided her with a supply of permanent pens for signatures). I got the signed blocks back from her in late August, and went to work piecing the quilt and creating the applique design.
I’ve never had this issue before, but I had to baste this quilt THREE times, and tear out far too much quilting, because of bunching up fabric on the back. Grrrr… I finally walked away from it Saturday evening, went on a date night with my sweetie, and after Church Sunday morning, went back to basting it fresh for the third time. Third time was a charm.
Here it is in all its (finally) finished glory:
Yellow is not really my color, but this quilt may change my mind about it. It’s so bright and cheerful, I’m going to have a hard time parting with it!
This design may be making a repeat appearance here one day:
And come back tomorrow for another installment of our Halloween Party and NEW GIVEAWAYS!!!!
Thankyou for your kind comments.
I love autograph quilts!!
What an amazing way to remember a special day.
ps. I am adding a small amount of yellow to my current quilt, so watch out for it!!
I really like that quilt. She did such a nice job putting it together. Someday, I hope to be that good with mixing and matching colors. 🙂
Love, love, LOVE the quilt! You did an outstanding job on it Doris!
What a super idea! It is a wonderful keepsake.
Such a neat idea. It turned out so pretty.
Great job! Love your design!
I love the quilt you made. I'm not much for yellow either, but this quilt had such a variety of yellows that I think it broke up the yellow enough to make it bright and sunny. Only 1 piece of yellow wouldn't have been as nice. And this is the cutest autograph quilt I have ever seen.
I'm not thrilled with yellow either but this is such a wonderful quilt. It's an amazing reminder for the bride and groom of their special day.
That was so well done and the finished quilt is so amazing! I think that's my favorite signature quilt I've seen. Awesome job!
It looks amazing finished. I love the big daisy on it. So cute!
Wow. Very impressive looking quilt. I'm sure you were thrilled with the final results even if you had to rip that out so many times. You did a fabulous job. It's beautiful and the couple have such a great reminder of thier wedding day.
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loved this quilt and would like to make it for my daughter’s wedding; what dimensions did you cut the squares? thanks so much
Peggy, I cut them 6″ and they finished 5 1/2″; but that was actually a cutting mistake. The plan was to do 6″ finished squares. If you wanted to use pre-cut charms, you could easily do this with charm packs; you would just need more squares to get a good lap size quilt.