Month: September 2017

Wedding plaids

I know it’s been quiet on the blog for a while, but when I just saw that the last post was more than three months ago, I was actually a bit shocked! One reason certainly is that with Paul back at work after parental leave, it’s been harder to find the time for my beloved sewing projects. But in addition to that, I’ve also mostly been working on bigger projects (like quilts…) which is not exactly ideal for frequent posts either… 😉

Anyways… It’s my cousin’s wedding today, so I made a quilt for them. It’s a grey and navy blue plaid pattern this time, with thin golden accent stripes. I chose to stay away from patterned fabrics this time and only use solids, because I thought that would look nicer with the simple design of the quilt.

I didn’t take any pictures of the process this time, but all the steps were the same as with my last quilt. Well, almost… this time, everything was square – not just all the pieces, but I also chose to quilt in straight lines (as opposed to my usual wavy lines) to match the plaid pattern of the quilt top.

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And of course, I also “hid” a personal triangle in one of the corners of the back of the quilt.

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Here’s a close-up of the embroidery:

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On my previous quilts I always hand-stitched that little message, but somehow I never really enjoyed that process… So I decided to try to get my sewing machine for the job this time. I marked the letters with a fabric marker, then followed the lines stitch by stitch – litteraly! 😉 In the end, I don’t think it was a lot faster, but I really like how it turned out. No more hand-stitching in he future, yey! 😛

I only finished the quilt two days ago, so unfortunately, I couldn’t get it to the bridal couple in time, but I hope they’ll still like it with a few weeks of delay!

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Congratulations again, Laura and Dominik! We hope you’re enjoying lots of truly wonderful moments today and we wished we could be there today to celebrate this very special day with you! We’re thinking of you today!!! 💛