A Summer Wedding in October

/ Thursday, 25 October 2012 /
This quilt, Summer Wedding, is my entry for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. It's not the first time I've blogged about it, but I have a couple of new photos of the recipients to show which make it really very special.  I made this quilt for the wedding of a young couple who met when they were my students at Queen's. They worked in my lab on my research project six years ago and I supervised their Honours theses.

I had to keep this project under wraps while I was making it since the bride reads my blog, so there are no progress photos to speak of.
Summer Wedding
I knew the wedding colours were blue and yellow, and I used the invitation as a benchmark, throwing in some black and grey for a bit of gravitas (married life isn't all sunshine and daisies, you know!).
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Summer Wedding
It was a real endurance test! There nearly 1000 HST units in this quilt, and I cut more than half of them by hand using the Marti Michell templates. It took ages! Finally, I succumbed and bought a Sizzix BigShot Pro and cut the rest of them in 20 minutes.
500 triangle units cut with the BigShot Pro in 20 minutes

The quilt pattern is based on the traditional block Ocean Waves, machine quilted by me on my home machine. The background is an ivory Essex linen/cotton blend. It finishes 64" x 70".
In her speech at dinner, the mother of the bride, a midwife, thanked me for giving the newlyweds the "babymaker". I hope I'll be making a baby quilt before too long! Thanks for dropping by - enjoy the rest of the entries in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival!

Quilt name: Summer WEdding
Traditional quilt block Ocean Waves
Pieced and free motion quilted by me
Size: 64" x 70"
Best Category: Scrap Quilt; Home Machine Quilted; Bed

NB: Wedding photography by Ray and Soo Kang; post-processing by Eric Akaoka



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56 comments:

{ Debbie } on: 25 October 2012 23:35 said...

A really special quilt!

{ Lara } on: 26 October 2012 05:24 said...

Love this quilt and what a cute couple!

{ elle } on: 26 October 2012 08:30 said...

Triangles. I luv them. What a smashing quilt you've made!

{ canuckquilter } on: 26 October 2012 09:01 said...

Very pretty quilt. I'm sure it is treasured.

{ Karen } on: 26 October 2012 09:06 said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Lovely colours in the fabrics and a great choice of design.
Such a wonderful gift.

{ Carla } on: 26 October 2012 09:36 said...

It's wonderful and will be well loved : )

{ Claudia } on: 26 October 2012 09:54 said...

Lesly, I'm honestly in love with this quilt! It's stunning. Sweet couple too.

{ Leanne } on: 26 October 2012 10:19 said...

This is a beautiful quilt, I love the colours!

{ paulette } on: 26 October 2012 10:39 said...

STUNNING!! Love the photo of the bride and groom on the quilt! I would frame that one! Priceless!
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{ Dresden Quilter } on: 26 October 2012 11:45 said...

This is such a beautiful quilt. I love the photos of the bride and groom.

{ Lisa D. } on: 26 October 2012 12:21 said...

That's a beautiful quilt! What fun to have so many great pictures of the couple with their wedding quilt!

{ Alison } on: 26 October 2012 12:52 said...

What a great wedding quilt! :)

{ diane } on: 26 October 2012 13:55 said...

I love this quilt and the photo shoot makes it even better

{ CitricSugar } on: 26 October 2012 16:32 said...

Beautiful!

{ sonia } on: 26 October 2012 17:18 said...

Beautiful. Lovely photos too! Congrats!

{ Jennie } on: 26 October 2012 17:41 said...

Lovely quilt, and a great story! Let's hope you get to start a baby quilt soon!

{ Token Asian Friend } on: 26 October 2012 17:54 said...

So much work!!! Beautifully done! What a lucky couple!

{ Val Coles } on: 26 October 2012 17:57 said...

Wow! So beautiful! And how nice to have such a cute sweet story behind it :)

{ Amanda } on: 26 October 2012 19:12 said...

It's awesome that they used the quilt in some of their wedding pictures...congrats!

{ Colleen } on: 26 October 2012 20:59 said...

I love the quilt and the pictures with the bride and groom! My sister gets married in 2 weeks and the swoon quilt I made her will be finished by then. I will have to take it to the wedding to get pictures like yours! How wonderful!

{ audrey } on: 26 October 2012 22:15 said...

Such a great quilt! Love the pictures you have of the bride and groom with your quilt--very special.

{ LethargicLass } on: 26 October 2012 23:10 said...

simply wonderous! And I like how you admitted that you caved and bought the cutter... I think that was a very smart plan LOL!

{ Katie @SwimBikeQuilt } on: 26 October 2012 23:43 said...

Fabulous!!

{ Sara Victorious } on: 27 October 2012 00:28 said...

You've got a great eye for color! I love the addition of the grey- it's a great compliment to a traditional yellow and blue quilt.

{ Sunshine Girl } on: 27 October 2012 04:37 said...

Wow its lovely and I love the picture with the couple lying on it. You cant beat a big shot for cutting out things can you! Thanks for sharing.

{ Shontelle } on: 27 October 2012 06:17 said...

Gorgeous quilt - an ocean waves quilt is on my list of must makes for next year. The bride and groom look very happy with the quilt. They look beautiful lying in it.

{ Lisa } on: 27 October 2012 22:12 said...

Lovely quilt! What a wonderful gift.

{ needle and nest } on: 28 October 2012 00:45 said...

What a beautiful quilt and a lovely story behind it! And those photos of the bride and groom with thee quilt are just gorgeous. You have every reason to be bursting with pride over this quilt!

{ Margaret } on: 28 October 2012 08:18 said...

Great quilt!
Great story!


Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

{ Rene' } on: 28 October 2012 12:06 said...

Lesly I am glad you shared this quilt in the festival! Absolutely stunning. So fun to see pictures of the happy couple enjoying their gift.

{ Marie } on: 28 October 2012 13:47 said...

What a beautiful gift (my profs never gave me quilts :) ) and what great photos. Thanks!

{ Dana Gaffney } on: 28 October 2012 15:13 said...

The quilt is beautiful and I like the story behind it, you've been involved with their lives in such a nice way. Thanks.

{ Flo @ Butterfly Quilting } on: 29 October 2012 10:54 said...

Beautiful quilt..and such a nice story!!

{ MimiQuilts } on: 29 October 2012 19:09 said...

Beautiful quilt, and great story. I love how the bride & groom incorporated the quilt into their pictures!

{ zafeira } on: 30 October 2012 06:50 said...

Great quilt, colors and also very good photos! #76

{ Kelsey } on: 30 October 2012 09:13 said...

Beautifully done! Love the colors :)

{ Swedish Scrapper } on: 30 October 2012 13:28 said...

What a fantastic quilt and beautiful story! I think it should be nominated for quilt photography too.

{ DanaK ~ WaterPenny } on: 30 October 2012 13:41 said...

So beautiful! What a lovely couple too, so fabulous to see the heirlooms as part of the wedding!

{ Carla } on: 30 October 2012 13:57 said...

Oh, I really love this quilt! I've always been drawn to blue and yellow and you've done such a beautiful job with it!

{ Frances Leate } on: 31 October 2012 00:48 said...

Stunning quilt and I love the settings used. Take care.

{ Cheryl Arkison } on: 31 October 2012 00:53 said...

Oh, thanks for sharing these photos. How special to see it in action. At least it was only this kind of action!

{ Jenelle } on: 31 October 2012 03:08 said...

Beautiful! It looks like the couple really enjoys it too. :)

{ April } on: 31 October 2012 13:24 said...

How sweet! and the quilt is so lovely. :)

{ tusen } on: 31 October 2012 15:20 said...

It is such a beautiful quilt. I love the warm yellows you've chosen for it and generally the yellow and blue colour scheme with a bit of dark. But seeing the happy couple enjoying the quilt makes it even more special. Thank you so much for sharing the photos.

{ Afton Boykin } on: 31 October 2012 19:59 said...

It's beautiful! You've inspired me with your colors & pattern!

{ Sharon } on: 1 November 2012 03:07 said...

Looks like a real marathon to do all those HSTs, but you made a real beauty! Love the photos of the happy couple with the quilt. I like your reason for adding the greys and blacks. :) They really add to the quilt, I think.

{ Jenniffier Kramer } on: 1 November 2012 09:32 said...

Simply beautiful I am sure the quilt will be cherished for a very long time

{ Nana } on: 1 November 2012 12:01 said...

Beautiful quilt and great story!

{ LynCC } on: 3 November 2012 12:52 said...

Oh, that's such a pretty, pretty quilt! And what a fabulous picture of it with them laying together head-to-head. :D

{ Cindy } on: 4 November 2012 10:03 said...

Beautiful quilt!! I love how it looks like prisms....just gorgeous!!

{ Elle } on: 4 November 2012 20:35 said...

Fabulous quilt and fantastic story!

{ Lisa } on: 5 November 2012 23:33 said...

What a lovely gift!

{ Ariane } on: 6 November 2012 11:59 said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous!! What a beautiful wedding gift!!

{ Eileen } on: 9 November 2012 14:22 said...

Love it! great colors and fabrics. Good block choice. Like making hst's but 1000 would definitely be daunting. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

{ sonia } on: 10 November 2012 06:42 said...

Congratulations on winning the festival. Beautiful quilt and pics!

{ Lisa } on: 10 November 2012 21:38 said...

Congrats!

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