Monday, January 25, 2016

Quilt for Caren's son and daughter-in-law's wedding

This is the quilt made for Caren as a wedding present for her son and his partner, married on November 6, 2015. The American "barnyard" block is used - very simple and effective...can be done using a jelly-roll or just simple 2 1/2" squares as a starting point, to end up with 6 1/12" block unfinished. Though it is a scrappy quilt design, Caren is a working visual artist, so has a very keen eye for colour and placement. She wanted primarily blue overtones, but we nevertheless included with some stronger blocks, such as those in red and darker blues such as seen here, with lighter tones for contrast. It was a 'queen' (maybe 'king') size quilt, with the final measurement of 3' 1" (940cms) long by 2' 4" (705cms) wide. the top looked fabulous, with blue borders, and the backing added drama (pity, no pic). It was commercially quilted. I heard that the newly weds loved it.

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