Posts Written On October 29, 2010

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Emily’s Bride Quilt

Here is my entry for this year’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  I had planned to post my re-make of an antique Album Quilt but, unfortunately, I am not quite done with the quilting.

This is a bride’s quilt I made in 2006 for my daughter, Emily.  She wasn’t engaged at the time, but now she is.   She and her fiance, Aaron, have been together for 8 years — since their junior year of high school.   I knew they would get married some day, and I wanted to be ready.

The quilt is made with vintage scraps, mostly from the 1930s and 1940s.  I had a little trouble working out the geometry of the 6-grid center hearts with the 4-grid border hearts, but I finally figured out the correct width of the white border to make it work.  The quilt is machine pieced and hand quilted with a diagonal grid in the hearts, flowers in the block corners, and both hearts and flowers in the white border.

Thank you Amy for doing this — I love checking out all the wonderful quilts.

Emily’s Heart Quilt
Martha Dellasega Gray, 2006
machine pieced, hand quilted
72″ x 83″