Wedding Quilt Update

I am back home again after the WAQG fall retreat weekend.  I managed to get LOTS of work done on the Wedding Quilt for K&D.  I spent plenty of time at the sewing machine, and crawling around on the floor laying out the blocks.  By sometime in the afternoon on Saturday, I had this laid out.  This was after about 8 to 9 hours of sewing.

The layout.. all piecing completed (click for larger image)

There was much rejoicing, oohing and aahing amongst the retreat participants about the colors, and the way the circles just appear, despite no curved piecing.  I had several offers to take this quilt off my hands, in case the bride and groom didn’t like it.

With stops for a nap, and an additional 6 hours of sewing, here’s what I ended up with.  At this point, it was close to midnight.  I was very pleased to fold this up and save time for rejoicing in the morning.

The completed Faceted Jewels top (click for larger image)

I was then able to pass the top and its wide batik backing fabric over to Mary of Mary’s Custom Quilting, to do the machine quilting on her longarm.  Hurray!  Now with a label and some binding, I’ll have one gorgeous present for K & D.

I’m so glad I got to finish this amongst my friends, who’ve encouraged me, and cheered me on as I faced my block phobia, and my fear of written patterns.  I have to thank the folks at Glad Creations.  They do write wonderful patterns, which are accurate, and are obviously well tested.  And look at how wonderful those batik jelly rolls worked out, Carol, from Batiks Etc!

 

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5 Responses to Wedding Quilt Update

  1. MOM says:

    Oh, Jen. I have no words that adequately express my awe. What a great display of your talent and effort. I know all that geometric stuff was outside your ususal sphere of piecing. I want to dance you around the house when I get there on Friday! Hugs and more hugs.

  2. polly says:

    Wicked bee-yoo-tee-ful! And finished before the deadline!

    Quiltaunt

    PS Glad to see that Fuzzy Bunny is suitably dressed for the season in Minn.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Polly- Fuzzy Bunny appreciates your gift of Tiny Teddy. 🙂 It’s a relief to have the wedding quilt safely at the quilter now, so all I’ll have left is a label and binding. I love how it came out, and might eventually want one like it for my bed, but not just yet… I need a little recovery time after all those triangles.

    MOM- Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad you’re visiting.

  4. Sharyn says:

    Do you think you’ll be making this quilt again? It is absolutely beautiful, great job! And really special to the bride because she had a part in the fabrics too.
    I’ve just been looking on-line and on ebay for this pattern, used is always a better price than new 🙂 and am wondering if you’d like to sell yours if you are finished with it?
    Happy Quilting, Sharyn

  5. Jennifer says:

    Sharyn, this is one I am actually interested in making again, and I don’t often say that about quilts. Usually once I’ve made it, I want to be on to something different. I think if I made it again, I’d make it one repeat wider, too.

What do YOU think?