Thursday, January 15, 2015

PROGRESS REPORT

The wedding will be here before we know it!  My plan for the wedding quilt is coming together quite nicely


I drew up a bit of a layout the other day to help me with yardage etc.  The colours in this Persimmon line seem to work for both my son and his bride to be.  Not too girly yet there is something going on with each print.  

We discussed some arrows around the outside to make it bigger without me having to make a bazillion of these blocks....


( as a side note--I see people pinning the arrow tutorial all the time so I checked my stats and that page has been viewed 8449 times. Wow. )

So this is it so far.  The anvil blocks will be 4 x 5 rows with arrows on three sides. I'm also toying with the idea of their initials between the two bottom arrows but we'll see if I can pull it off.....


I'm excited to be closing in on a finish
Please ignore the pile of projects on that table.  Once she said yes, nothing else mattered    : )


35 comments:

Fran said...

What a wonderful quilt!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's going to be fabulous!

Needled Mom said...

That is going to be amazing. Those arrows make an incredible border.

Dasha said...

Love those blocks! You've picked some fabulous fabrics to work with.

Sue said...

What a AMAZING quilt this will be !!!

Diane-crewe said...

they are going to have a wonderful quilt to treasure x

Diane-crewe said...

they are going to have a wonderful quilt to treasure x

Kim said...

Perfect quilt for a perfect couple! Those arrows border your anvil blocks perfectly. I must say, Carla, I thought the pile of projects to the side would be a lot higher! ;)

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

This is going to be another wonderful quilt made by you!
Your layout looks great Carla!

Vicki said...

This is fantastic!

Micki @ 2 Dogs Studio said...

How fun - it will be fabulous.

Patchwork and Play said...

This is coming along splendidly! It is going to be a very special quilt! (It's funny how something we make gets 'pinned' so many times! I have a block I made a long time ago that continues to be pinned, over and over.....)

QuiltCandy said...

It's going to be wonderful!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carla! This is going to be fantastic quilt! They will love it! x Teje

Jayne said...

This is going to be beautiful! I love the block! I'm one of those who has clicked your arrow tutorial...love it!

vintage grey said...

It is going to be gorgeous!! xo Heather

canuckquilter said...

You're making wonderful progress. And I'm not surprised your arrow tutorial is getting lots of love. It's a great block.

Lorraine B. said...

They will cherish it!

Janine said...

This is looking great. It's going to be gorgeous :)

Jessie said...

These colors and block patterns are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I've been searching for a good wedding quilt pattern for one of my closest friends and I think this is going to point me in the right direction! Thanks for the hearty dose of inspiration. :) I just discovered your blog, so I will definitely be checking back in to see your progress and to see what else you're working on.

quiltmania said...

They are both going to be thrilled!

dutchcomfort said...

This will be such a beautiful quilt! Love the arrows too. Are you using Moda grunge for the background? It’s gorgeous!!

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

I’m swooning over this even *more* now that it has your arrows in it! This is going to be one stunning quilt! And I love the attitude that “once she said yes, nothing else mattered…” I felt that way with both my sister’s wedding and my sister-in-love’s wedding. :)

Donna quilts said...

It's going to be fabulous!

DeborahGun said...

oh this is going to be so so nice!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Oh, yes. Wedding projects take priority. I am still in the deluded I-have-heaps-of-time stage, which will morph one day into panic-the-wedding-is-next-month stage very soon.

Annabella said...

Just looking amazing. How long does it take you to make a block?

Pam said...

beauty! looking forward to seeing your quilting too. xo

Debbie said...

haha! Love your quilt plan and especially glad that she said yes and you are all so thrilled about it! yay!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful blocks!!

Carla said...

Carla, you are such a talented quilt designer! This is going to be fabulous!!

Sherry said...

Love what I see - this will be so awesome!

Terri Ann said...

So beautiful. I recently had been working on a medallion quilt with paper pieced arrows I'd designed but after a printing scale issue it's been set aside. I'm going to have to follow your blog to let your progress on this quilt inspire me to unpack that project from the "if you can't see me, you can't be mad at me" box.

Hitch and Thread said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Krafty Connie said...

Oh my, so gorgeous!