Wednesday, August 28, 2013

THE WEDDING QUILT

Today is the day.  I started the Wedding Quilt. The bride to be just loves fall colours so the first thing that popped into my head was a Modern Maples quilt. This way, I can include all her favourites.



I looked a few places for a background fabric that would be suitable. Now I would have loved a light fabric with text print all over to make it modern, but this quilt isn't about me. So, I decided on this one because I think what it says is so fitting for the Newlyweds. It's called 'Home to Roost' for Red Rooster fabrics.


 This piece is my inspiration fabric and I have started dumping out bins and baskets looking for fall colours.



and so it begins.


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41 comments:

Blue.Ridge.Girl said...

This is going to be a great wedding quilt! The modern maples going around are so wonderful! It will be fun watching this develop :o)

Kelly said...

It is going to be so pretty.

Sewing Mom said...

What a great idea! I should make a wedding runner...I have some Canadian friends getting married in October...too bad I don't know where I'll find time to sew. =(

Ida said...

Oooh! I love a modern maples quilt. Your random scattering of leaves pattern is going to make it so modern and fabulous. Can't wait to see it finished!

Carrie P. said...

can't wait to see the finished quilt.
I have a bunch of those blocks I should put together! another one of my UFOs

Laurel said...

oh, i love it! what a beautiful quilt that's going to be!

quiltmania said...

It will be a lovely treasure!

Lynne said...

Love the maple leaf block. This is going to be a great wedding present. Any excuse to have a good rummage through the scrap bins will usually produce an awesome quilt. Have fun!

Patchwork and Play said...

I love seeing your process- the colour inspiration, the fabrics and your drawing of the pattern. It's going to be a very special quilt!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Love your sketch - looks like it'll be a beautiful quilt! The texty print is fabulous!

Sarah Lizzie said...

This is going to be a lovely wedding quilt. I love your modern design of falling autumn leaves. How appropriate is your text fabric to a couple starting their journey of domestic bliss together!! Love it!!

Patti said...

Great sketch of the modern maple quilt! It is going to be a gorgeous quilt!

Gina said...

go, Carla, go!! Your sketch is so pretty!! The background fabric is perfect and definitely special and made with love :) Have fun!!

Dolores said...

I have an off white that has lighter coloured leaves imprinted on it that would have been perfect as a background. Looks like you've made a great start on the wedding quilt.

Heather D. said...

It'll be fantastic, especially since you're taking care to note what she really likes. Can't wait to see it coming together.

karen said...

Carla, what a beautiful concept, I look forward to seeing the finished piece!

Cathy said...

love it!!!!!! I really like how you plan to scatter the leaves! YUM!

Megan said...

How lovely! And what a great idea to use a piece of fabric as inspiration. I will enjoy watching this come together.

Needled Mom said...

That is going to be awesome. I love the fabrics.

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing your process for choosing background fabric and your inspiration fabric for the leaf blocks. It is going to be beautiful.

Nancy said...

Carla, this will be a gorgeous quilt! I love your layout and the autumn colors. I'm sure the bride and groom will appreciate it a lot.

Brandie said...

It will be a wonderful quilt! I'm loving it already.

Debbie said...

oh this is going to be super!! I love where you are headed!

wendyroomcreations said...

I love the fact that this is going to be a totally original modern wedding quilt. I can't wait to see the finished thing - next week no doubt!!! Have fun. Philippa xx

wendyroomcreations said...

I love the fact that this is going to be a totally original modern wedding quilt. I can't wait to see the finished thing - next week no doubt!!! Have fun. Philippa xx

Deborah said...

It will be so special seeing this quilt come to be!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carla! Your plan looks fantastic! Lovely idea to make leaves and just with triangles! Also the base fabric is perfect! x Teje

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This is going to be gorgeous! I am going to be making one too this fall.

Caroline said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this one play out - wonderful choice!

Heidi Staples said...

What a treasure this is going to be for the bride and groom! Lovely!

jan said...

I love your design on this one - the leaves look great.

Anne said...

I"m sure it will be both a very lovely and loved quilt.

Karen said...

They are going to love it...the colours are beautiful.
Karen

Live a Colorful Life said...

Your sketch is awesome. This is going to be so fun to watch as it comes to life.

Teresa in Music City said...

Ooooooo - it is going to be so lovely!!!

Gramma Quilter said...

So lovely. Did you post their date?

OPQuilt said...

This quilt will be beautiful--and made with lots of love, I can tell. I think the Red Rooster fabric is perfect!

CitricSugar said...

This is going to be so gorgeous... And congratulations on the future daughter-in-law!

dutchcomfort said...

Such a great wedding quilt idea!! Love your sketch!

Bettina Danger said...

This is so beautiful!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Thanks for giving us a sneak peek into your designing process! The background fabric couldn't be better!