Sunday, 17 November 2013

A wee finish and a glimpse of a big one

It's a finish!  Yay! 

The wedding quilt is finished, but I won't blog about it until it reaches its destination, in a week or two.  Well, maybe I will share a couple pictures, just because.

In the mean time, I have another finish of a much smaller scale...

A name tag!  I don't know what took me so long, I have belonged to one guild or another for the past 5 years... (and paid a lot of fines to the library for not wearing a name tag).  Now that I am getting ready for the first meeting of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, I thought, it's about time.   I was inspired by these cute name tags by Amanda Jean.  I did the embroidery free motion, by machine, and the whole project took me less than 24 minutes (one episode of the Backyardigans), start to finish! 

And now a glimpse of the wedding quilt I have been working on for a few months.  I decided to quilt it with wavy lines with occasional change of direction.  I used a variety of threads in blue, green, beige and browns, from the fine Aurifil 50wt to the much thicker Connecting Threads.

The quilt has not been washed yet, so all the little jerky movements are showing.  I try not to worry too much about those, because I am confident it will disappear with the wash.

Just for fun, I added a few trees here and there:

I hid the word "love" (and "forever") - wonder how long it will take for them to find it:

Oh, and did you notice the binding?  Well that was the score of the week!  I used all my leftovers for the quilt back and did not have enough of any of my dark prints for a binding.  Unless I wanted to piece a gazillion little strips - which clearly I did not.  So I set out to my favourite local store to buy something to go with the color scheme and the wavy line theme.  And what did I find?  Could this be any more perfect? 

And the final shot for today: I quilted their names at the bottom of the quilt:

I still need to attach the label (which is done) and to wash this quilt, after which a family member who is flying back west will deliver it to the recipient.  I am really looking forward to this quilt reaching its new home!


  1. What sweet little hidden additions in the quilting. The trees are perfect and adding the words is just so sweet.

  2. That quilt looks amazing! Cannot wait to see the whole deelio. Oh and the name tags - great idea! Going to post on MMQG and suggest folks bring them. I am the WORST when it comes to names!

  3. Great to hear that another canadian modern guild has started! Your wedding quilt is lovely nd holds lots of meaning. And i love the name of your blog!

  4. Stunning Dominique! I am looking forward to "meeting" you next week. Although my name tag will most likely get made on Wednesday afternoon :)


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