Thursday, March 12, 2015

A SIGNATURE QUILT TOP

With a little over a week to spare, I got the signature quilt top done. This morning was windy, so I had to tuck myself in by the garage to get a couple of pictures.  I'll take what I can get : )


In the last post I was trying to figure out how I could get some purple into the quilt. I'm using fabrics that match the bridesmaids dresses.  I bought two pieces but then found this in my stash.
It was perfect!

these are the dress colours

The wedding quilt was definitely more 'their' colours, but this one is all about the bride. It turned out so pretty!

their initials made it into the plain square

My plan is to iron freezer paper onto the back of the quilt to stabilize it for signing. After the wedding, I will quilt it.  I want to be able to replace a block incase that 'weird uncle' signs something he shouldn't  : )

After trimming all those corners, I ended up with a big stack of triangles.  These will be stitched up into a quilt for a baby that is sure to result from this happy union.  The bride has said so on several occasions!   It's only right that I'm ready........



linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday

30 comments:

Afton Warrick said...

I was a little concerned when I saw that the top is already together. Perhaps, I'm just suspicious that there's a "weird uncle" in every crowd. I'm glad you have a contingency plan. It looks fantastic, and the fabric totally goes with the bridesmaid colors. A baby quilt? Talk about preparedness.

lalaluu said...

The quilt top looks PERFECT. I think I would leave it as is, but I understand wanting a signature quilt. Great idea to plan for both that "weird uncle" and a baby. Congrats on being ready for the wedding! :)

Teje Karjalainen said...

This became so beautiful, Carla! You thought it well for the signing and the 'drunken uncle'! Lovely thought also the use the triangles for the little one. x Teje

Tiffany said...

This is so pretty. I wish someone had thought to make one for me!

Needled Mom said...

Great idea to quilt it after signings!!! I hadn't thought about that before. It turned out beautifully and I love the "purple".

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's lovely! Sewing it together means that people can't ignore you when you tell them to write more than 1/2" from the edge! And being able to remove a block is also a great idea!

Patchwork and Play said...

I look forward to seeing this pretty top adorned with all the guests signatures and wishes! I wonder what that "Uncle" (or whoever?) will say? And a baby quilt from the leftover triangles seems a perfect way to use them!

Fran said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Jasmine said...

What a sweet quilt. I have also found it is nice to be able to rotate things if someone signs upside down. Using the scraps for a future baby quilt is a great idea.

W-S Wanderings said...

I giggled at the "weird uncle" part; smart of you to plan for such possibilities. AND to plan for a future baby. Such an exciting time for you all!

W-S Wanderings said...

Oh my, did I really forget to mention how much I love the quilt? The design/pattern and concept are great.

Donna quilts said...

It's beautiful! Good planning.

Dasha said...

The quilt looks fabulous. Well done for finishing the top with a whole week to spare. If it was me I guess I would still be sewing the morning of the wedding! LOL

Linda said...

Just fabulous! It is so pretty. Great idea to save the triangles to make a baby quilt.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Very nice! Question, what size are the blocks?

Helen Philipps said...

It is so beautiful and the colours go perfectly! Great idea to have a contingency plan in case of mistakes......I do love the idea of everyone signing the quilt, just like some vintage quilts were for special events.
Happy weekend.
Helen xox

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

Oh my… I LOVE it!!! You worked the purple in wonderfully. (That fabric was clearly meant to be in there!) I also think you have the perfect plan for the "weird uncle.” :)

OPQuilt said...

Beautiful! I recently did a signature block (we had them sign the blocks before I sewed it up) and I had two where people were talking and misspelled their own name! So it's great that you have a back-up plan, I'd say. Love the idea for the use of the wee triangles--what a lovely idea!

Elizabeth

Caroline said...

I love how you cover all your bases and am in terrible want of your garage door :)

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh my! You are brave to let people use permanent pens on a finished quilt top! I couldn't do it. As much as I hope you don't have to replace any blocks, I wouldn't put it past someone to....

Lovely colors, for sure! It's great that a bride is choosing these bright colors for a wedding!

Nat at Made in Home said...

What. Great idea! We had a blank canvas at our wedding, and now a very unique painting in our kitchen. Every time I look at it it reminds me of our wedding, so I am sure your quilt will too... Cannot believe you are already planning the baby's quilt, no pressure then!

Kim said...

Oh you and grandbabies!! You are impossible!! Love this signature quilt. Gorgeous design and the fabrics are so pretty. Oh my the bridesmaid's dresses are lovely colours....your fabric from your stash matches perfectly. Have the most wonderful time at the wedding this weekend!

Kevin the Quilter said...

What a wonderful creation for a signature quilt! I love the design, but, of course, I love most all of the things you create!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Perfect fabric find, and great contingency plan for the weird uncle!

Janine said...

This is so lovely - I hope the weird uncle is on good behaviour!

Hitch and Thread said...

It's so fresh and lovely and you have a great plan for "just in case". Have you tested the pen people will be using? I had one that said permanent and even after it was heat set as per instructions it was half gone after the first wash. I love that you are already planning for the next generation :)

Terri said...

How wonderful to find the perfect fabric in your stash. Love the flimsy. What a good idea to iron on freezer paper. You know there's some "friend" who will go crazy. Hope all the rest of the wedding goes smoothly.
Hugs

April Shae said...

Love this quilt!! I have a BIL getting married and would love to make a similar quilt for him. Question, what size are the white squares and the corner squares?

KaHolly said...

Carla, you are a genius! I am oh, so impressed! And a baby blanket from the bonus triangles! You're too much!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I finished my 'copy' of your signature quilt. Thanks for the idea, and the help with sizes.