Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Wedding Quilt

A friend of mine is getting married this summer and I wanted to do something special for their gift. With the birth of my two children, this friend gifted us with two beautiful baby blankets.  They were warm and personalized.  My children still use these blankets today and they adore them.



In return, I wanted to gift a quilt as a wedding present.  I'm using Amy Butler's Belle collection.  I have 2 layered cakes, backing fabric, and some Kona Snow.


The thing with Amy Butler fabrics that I love are the bold patterns.  These bold prints necessitate the need for larger cuts so that you can still showcase the colors and designs on each fabric.  I tossed around ideas for what I wanted to do for this quilt several times, but I finally made a decision and just started cutting before I changed my mind again.  I took the layered cakes, cut them in half, and then cut one of the half pieces in half again.


After laying out all the pieces on the floor and matching up my groups at random, I started sewing everything together.


I'm trimming the blocks to 8 1/2" blocks.  I'll be alternating the direction of the blocks on the quilt to create a fun and easy pattern.


I'm hoping to have all the blocks sewn and trimmed by Friday night so I can start piecing the top together this weekend.  I can't wait to see how it looks as it comes together.

18 comments:

  1. it will be beautiful! I love Amy Butler's fabrics but I have such a hard time making them work.

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a wonderful wedding gift! I like the way you are working with the large prints; your trimmed blocks look great. Are you planning on piecing them directly together or using the Kona Snow as sashing?

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's a great way to use large prints. It will be so colorful, too.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is going to look great!!! Those are some fabulous prints and I love where you are going with this. Thanks for sharing the pics of your two adorable babes!

    ReplyDelete
  5. those baby quilts are amazing!!! I love the fabrics you picked and can't wait to see it finished. happy new follower now!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I think you chose a great way to showcase those great prints. I love big prints like that but sometimes it is hard to really let them shine. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I always have a hard time with bigger/bolder prints, but I love the way you decided to use them. It's going to be great! Can't wait to see this come together.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What sweet baby pictures! This will be a great wedding gift. Have fun piecing it together.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm looking forward to seeing your completed quilt top.

    ReplyDelete
  10. love the baby photos, look forward to seeing this quilt completed

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sure to be beautiful with that gorgeous fabric. Your babies are adorable. So precious!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Belle is one of my all time favorite collections... so glad it was re-printed! Looking forward to seeing the quilt top- I'm sure it will be beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  13. yes, just go with the idea before you change your mind! good startegy. looking forward to seeing where this one goes, janet!

    ReplyDelete
  14. That's the perfect pattern to show off that beautiful fabric. I have the Amy Butler teal/navy (in the first fabric shot) that I bought in Canon Beach 5 years ago and I'm slowly letting it go into some quilts. I love her fabric!

    ReplyDelete
  15. That's going to be absolutely wonderful! Big bold prints can be challenging to choose a pattern for but so beautiful when ya get it right!

    ReplyDelete
  16. BBTW so you know your feedly button on your sidebar has a bug in it, it says feed not found but I figured out how to follow ya anyways :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love Amy Butler. What simple but spectacular blocks

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wonderful pictures of the babies! And they love the wedding quilt! You are so talented, Janet. Amazing sense of design and color. I passed this link along to Christi, creator of the baby quilts. She is currently making a quilt for my godson's baby, due in early June...quilts are always such a treasure.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...