Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2 NEW STARTS

He did it!  He popped the question, and she said yes  : )  We're going to have us a spring wedding.
Because the bride to be is somewhat of a cowgirl, I decided the wedding quilt had to be something sort of southwestern and not too girly for my boy.

The girl loves purple, so I have added in a plumb fabric from my stash to go along with the jellyroll I am using for this quilt


I'm using the easy angle ruler to cut the half square triangles for this block and there is NO room for error.  I get exactly the amount of triangles and rectangles I need for 1 block from each strip without a mm to spare.

My camera has become my new best friend. I didn't notice the top two pieces were facing the wrong way until I viewed it through the lens. This is how it should look


 I don't have a pattern for this so I'm making it up as I go along


The other day she came to me with a request.  She had seen a signature quilt on Pinterest and was wondering if she might be able to have one at their wedding.  Sure!  : )  She came shopping in my stash and picked this bundle


It matches her bouquet quite nicely which she also saw on pinterest


.......and so it begins


It's all so exciting and a welcome distraction at the end of a very difficult year.

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37 comments:

Jennifer said...

congrats on the upcoming wedding! I made a signature quilt for our guest book too and I love it!

Live a Colorful Life said...

What wonderful projects. And nice to have something like a wedding to look forward to in 2015!

Shauna said...

Love the blocks, my niece asked me this weekend for the exact same thing, just slightly different colors

Kim said...

How simply wonderful, Carla, this is indeed the most exciting news! A Spring wedding....how delightful...so, so happy for you and all your family! Oh my goodness, no room for error....but you will stitch the wedding quilt perfectly! I love the fabrics for the signature quilt and the bouquet is filled with blissful colour!

A Quilter's Mission said...

So very exciting! These are both beautiful pulls! Such an exciting time, enjoy every second of it.

piecemakerquilts said...

that' a cool block - I like how the print in the center fabric is so similar to the shape of the block it's self

Karyn said...

Exciting. A family wedding and a cowgirl!

Celtic Thistle said...

Congratulations to the happy couple and of course the proud parents! I love your colour scheme for the wedding quilt and look forward to following your progress.

Fran said...

Oh, how exciting! Congratulations all round.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the blocks! Congratulations to the happy couple!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You are so far ahead of my. My son's been engaged for a year now, and will be getting married next May. I have the pattern and the fabric, but, I haven't started cutting it out yet. Well wishes to the happy couple. Is this the son I was praying for, earlier this year?

Renee said...

How exciting! Both of those quilts are going to be so wonderful! How generous to make two, I'm sure they will be forever treasured.

Tiffany said...

How sweet of you to make two quilts! Those cowboy ish blocks are going to be perfect.

Jodi said...

Sweet! I love the background fabric on the "cowgirl" quilt.

Marie said...

Congratulations, Carla, a nice addition to the family!
Love your idea of a block of her favorite colour and am anxious to see it all completed.

Lynne said...

Another wedding!!! The best kind of reason for making a quilt. I know you'll have fun with these :)

Needled Mom said...

How exciting!!! I am looking forward to seeing the progress on the quilts.

mle said...

That is wonderful Carla! And looks like you've got a great start on the quilt for them. That squash-blossom style block sounds like it will be perfect.
Sorry you've had a difficult year...I pray that 2015 will bring lots of joy!

Renate said...

Congratulations your son and his intended. Isn't it wonderful to have a happy event to look forward to in the coming year? Love those blocks you are using for their wedding quilt.

Donna quilts said...

How exciting! Lovely flower bouquet with great colors for the signature quilt. And I love the southwest flavour of the new quilt you're making.

rachel said...

I'm sorry it's been a difficult year, Carla. Congrats to your son! I am thinking about how thrilled I would be to have a future daughter in law ask me to make a quilt. That's just so awesome. I hope that 2015 brings you many blessings!

quiltmania said...

So happy to here your good news. Something for you and Bliss to look forward to. Better times ahead!

Karen McIsaac said...

Congratulations the quilts will be beautiful I love the fabric for the signature quilt. I've been thinking of your family the past while and am so sorry for your loss of your mother in law. I am glad for the blessing (distraction) of an upcoming wedding!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Can't wait to see what you have in store for the wedding quilt! The idea of a signature quilt makes me smile!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

These are both going to be amazing!!

Carla said...

Your emotions have had such a roller coaster ride the last few weeks, Carla. I'm so happy that you have this wedding to look forward to. Two quilts....you are a gem!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

How exciting....purple is great!

Anne said...

How exciting for you and definitely for your son and his girl. Congrats and good luck with all the sewing. They are lucky to have you making beautiful things for them.

Sherry said...

What a wonderful post. So happy for all of you and to read this on my 38th wedding anniversary! Wishing all the best on this upcoming wedding.

Christine said...

I'm so excited for you!!! What a way to end the year on a high note. I love weddings. :) I can't wait to see how both quilts come out. EEK! Congrats to everyone!

Maggie said...

Congratulations! X

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I think your wedding is before mine (June), but we are both working to deadlines. Sorry to hear it has been such a rough year.

Rene' said...

Congratulations on the engagement of your son!! I love your block design and color palette for the wedding quilt. How cool that your future DIL asked you to make a signature quilt! She has good taste in fabric too ;-)) Happy sewing!

Debbie said...

Very exciting! Congrats to your family!

Lisa C said...

It will be music to my eyes some day if my (future) DIL asks me to make something for her. My son will need to find someone first but he has time! Congrats!

OPQuilt said...

Congrats on another wedding. Is this the last? And TWO quilts? You are a lovely MIL-to-be. We gave our signature block quilt to our elderly friend and it was a lovely moment for all. I'm glad your DIL-to-be has sentimental ideas. She'll love it!

Elizabeth

Jessie said...

I'm trying to do the quilty math... Starting with a jelly roll, so nothing wider than 2 1/2 inches. Are your HST finishing at about 1 5/8?