Emily’s Wedding Quilt

Once again it’s time for the wonderful Blogger’s Quilt Festival sponsored by Amy, at Amy’s Creative Side.  For this festival, I actually have something new that I am pretty excited about.

Question:  When your daughter’s wedding is over, what do you do with all the stuff you have spent a whole year making — stuff which is taking up a lot of space in your sewing room, but you can’t bear to get rid of because it’s either sentimental, or because well . . . you might have a tiny hoarding problem?  You make a quilt, of course!  All those leftover hand embroidered napkins that guests left on the tables, the yards and yards of fabric pennants, the embroidered chair backs, the ring pillow, and pieces of vintage doilies and dresser scarves are now part of a comfy little quilt.

First I cut out the monogram, and then I used the rest of the napkin as a base for the crazy blocks.  After penciling the finished size, I laid out the pieces, pressed under the appropriate edges, and top stitched them down.  Because the blocks are pretty thick, I doubled the sashing fabric.  The prairie points seemed like a good idea because they reminded me of the pennants, and also because I have a about a million of them that I need to use up. The batting is an old flannel sheet, and right now the quilt is just tied in the block corners, although I am thinking that I might machine stitch in the ditch around each block.

Emily’s Wedding Quilt
Martha Dellasega Gray, 2011
machine pieced, tied
50″ x 60″

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