Monday, September 23, 2013

A FINISHED WEDDING QUILT

The other day I sewed binding until my fingers bled, and with a few weeks to spare,  got the wedding quilt done           : )



I had Linda quilt it and asked her for something "windy".  Look at all that fabulous texture!


While pondering what I was going to do for a gift bag, I was thinking of making something that matched.  The future bride loves burlap so I figured I could try sewing a burlap sack.


I lined it with a reddish brown fabric that I think is very close to her wedding colours, and added a few silk leaves.


I'm quite pleased with it all. The other day I overheard her say she had changed her mind on the satin runners she was going to use on the tables and instead bought some burlap. I think I just may have nailed it!

Neither one of them know I have a blog, so chances of them seeing this are slim. Shhhhh

quilt stats:
Modern Maples (my own version)
90 x 96
pieced by me
quilted by Linda

47 comments:

Sewing Mom said...

It is awesome Carla....wow, wow, wow! I love it! What an amazing wedding gift. Thanks for sharing pics here of all the progress. =)

Catherine said...

It's really wonderful and the windy quilting is perfect.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

I absolutely adore this! It is so beautiful and the quilting sets it off just perfectly! I think that's going to be a treasured gift!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

WOW.JUST.WOW

Sarah Lizzie said...

Such a gorgeous gift you are giving to the lucky couple; one that I am sure they will cherish forever! The 'windy' quilting is superb. It gives an even more floating effect of your gorgeous scattered leaves....and to present this beauty in a burlap bag, complete with silk leaves....'tis a 'perfect marriage'....bellissimo!!

Emily Thompson said...

Beautiful! The quilting adds a great touch to your design.

Debbie said...

oh this turned out awesome! LOVE LOVE LOVE the wind quilting! That just makes it! And yay for you on the burlap bag!

quiltmania said...

Beautiful presentation. Love that bag,

Leanne Parsons said...

Gorgeous! I love the windy texture of the quilting, and the bag is a great idea. Your gift will certainly stand out.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Best Modern Maples by a forest Carla! The quilting enhances your leaf design and make them swirl.

Brandie said...

Fantastic!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

WOW!!!!! This is awesome! The quilting is just perfect!!! The burlap bag is very nice, too. Bravo!!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I would absolutely cry to receive such a wonderful gift! The quilting is an amazing addition.

Katherine said...

Oh, Carla, I love everything about this quilt! Your fabric choices are perfect as is that quilting. Wow! Then that you gift packaged it in burlap, garnished with silk leaves... oh, I think the recipients will be bowled over by such a wonderful gift.

Your beautiful quilt has inspired me to make one, too!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Carla, you made beautiful and unique quilt! That quilting makes it also special! Burlaps sacks is perfect and burlap table runners are going to be the best! Often there are perfect coinsidences! x Teje

Teresa in Music City said...

I would definitely say you nailed it Carla!!! The quilting really perfects the mood of your quilt and makes it come alive - love it!!! And the burlap bag is too pretty to be burlap :*)

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is such a gorgeous quilt. I'm sure it will be very well loved.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Stunning and I loveeee leaves.

Annabella said...

Wow - I love this!! So beautiful and sophisticated and perfect for the fall...such a feeling of movement with the falling leaves and quilting :)

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

This is such a gorgeous quilt, Carla!
Linda's quilting captures "windy" just right. You gotta love a girl who chooses burlap over satin!!! love that!

Esther F. said...

Woohoo, they will love it! ( me too by the way:-) )
It is a fabulous quilt!!!
Esther
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Gina said...

Gorgeous quilt and matching bag!!! I love the quilting... Not only does it look windy but it also reminds me of wood grain! Two weeks ahead of schedule, you are amazing!!!

Kelly said...

Just stunning and that bag is just the icing on the cake!

arncar said...

Absolutely beautiful. The leaves are a great modern take on a traditional pattern. And the windy quilting is a perfect choice. Lucky couple.

Dawn Hughes said...

Great thinking, outside the box...it looks fabulous.....the quilt is stunning, and Linda...perfect.... What a beautiful wedding gift......way to go Carla....

Carrie P. said...

The quilt is just lovely and perfect quilting. I love the swirly design.
Great idea making the bag for the quilt too. Such a very nice wedding gift.

Adrianne said...

What a lovely gift, and yes, that windy quilting is amazing! Love it.

Carla said...

I've been noticing modern style maple leaf quilts popping up all over the blogosphere, but yours is my favorite! This is just awesome and the happy couple is just going to love it. I think they should hang it somewhere at the wedding even....wow!

wendyroomcreations said...

Carla the quilt is beautiful and the quilting is just perfect, I love the movement it gives the whole thing. Well done to you and Linda. Another fantastic project. I do hope your fingers have stopped bleeding now. Philippa xx

Heather D. said...

The quilt is perfect Carla, and your quilter did an amazing job. There couldn't be a more perfect quilting design than this for a fall quilt.

Lisa D. said...

The quilt is just beautiful and I love the gift bag you made. The couple is going to love it!

Caroline said...

Fabulous! And the quilting is sublime, just gorgeous!

Anne said...

Beautiful and so very very special. The windy quilting is just perfect and the bag is very clever.

dutchcomfort said...

It’s such a beautiful quilt! The quilting makes it extra special!

Kelli said...

That is so amazing Carla, great job nailing the gift bag for it, too! Linda's quilting is wonderful, too. What a gorgeous finish!

Patchwork and Play said...

What a wonderful gift- not just a stunning quilt with its 'windy' quilting and fall colours, but the burlap bag and added leaves! This is very, very special!

mrs.hands said...

auch a lovely pattern! maple leaves are on my to-do-list for quite some time now.

Patricia said...

Lovely quilt. The quilting is just right for it too!

Melissa said...

This is gorgeous! We had a fall wedding with a maple leaf theme so they are near and dear to my heart. That is one lucky bride - I would have loved to receive something like this as a wedding gift!

Wendz said...

The wedding quilt is absolutely stunning! The background fabric is perfect. What is it please? The quilting lines create breezy movement and I'm sure the happy couple are going to enjoy it.

Valerie said...

Stunning- absolutely stunning. What a generous gift!

Kevin the Quilter said...

This quilt literally took my breath away! What a stunning gift! The quilting is absolutely delicious! You are VERY talented indeed!

FlourishingPalms said...

A quilt is a wonderful wedding gift. The couple can't help but love it. Well done.

OPQuilt said...

Ah, that quilt is a thing of beauty and of grace and a token of your love and concern for these newlyweds. Beautiful!

I love the bag, too. My daughter is all agog about burlap, too, so perhaps it is something in that generation?

Amazing. Love the quilting too.

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Noeline Kerr said...

Quilt is stunning, packaging fabulous!!! Well done Carla

CitricSugar said...

It turned out absolutely gorgeous! That 'windy' quilting is perfect... Just love it. So beautiful!!

Andy said...

OH my this is one gorgeous quilt! How did I miss this when you first posted it? I'm thinking of doing a maple leaf quilt and as I was searching Pinterest for inspiration I came across yours. It's just SO lovely!
--Andy