Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Signature quilt top

After seeing Carla's post about the signature quilt top she made for her son's wedding last month, I wanted to make one for my son's wedding.  Yes, before starting, I showed a picture of Carla's quilt top to my future daughter-in-law.  Krystal loved the idea, and gave me permission to make the top.

Carla used colors from the bridesmaids dresses in her quilt top.  My son's wedding only has 2 colors, but, lots can be done with those colors.  Since pink is not a color I tend to collect, I had to buy fabrics for this quilt top (darn!).  The hardest fabric to find was one with both blue and pink in it, that didn't read either color, but, both colors equally.  I finally gave up and settled on a fabric with both colors, and lots of other colors, too.  I think it looks like the sprinkles on cupcakes.
center square of signature quilt
I used the blanket stitch to outline each fused letter.  Blue for Connor, and Pink for Krystal.  It looks better in person.  My photo skills leave a lot to be desired. 

I drew up a pattern so that I'd get all the fabrics in the proper places.
pattern
I didn't take a picture of my 'legend'.  The legend tells me how many of each block to make, and what 2 fabrics are in that block.  See the numbers in the pattern?  I counted how many of each block that way. 

Carla had made extra blocks, in case someone wrote something inappropriate on the quilt.  I did the same thing, and actually made 2 extra's of each block.  I figured one block for 'corrections' (hopefully won't need any of these blocks), and one block in case I need more blocks.  The extra blocks will be put on the back of the quilt. 
extra blocks (one showing, one underneath, hidden)
These blocks went together quickly.  6.5" squares of Kona white, and 3.5" corner squares.  I got lots and lots of 'bonus' half square triangles from this quilt.
bonus HST's from this quilt top
I don't know what I'll use the bonus squares for, but, I'm sure I'll think of something.

Here is the completed signature quilt top.  The colors look a lot better in person.  Much softer looking.  They are all pinks and blues, not reds and navy, like the picture shows.  I did match the fabrics using the paint chips from Krystal.
completed signature quilt top

center square of signature top
All I have left to do is to cut freezer paper, and iron it to the back of each square.  I also need to find my Pigma pens.  I have a set of colored Pigma pens, but, I can't remember where I put them (you don't ever lose stuff in your sewing room, do you?).


10 comments:

  1. That quilt is going to be fabulous and such a treasured memory.

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  2. That's beautiful and such a great idea!

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  3. Hey hey! Aren't you fast ; ) It really turned out nice. It's a fun one to put together. Enjoy the rest of your wedding plans. Blessings on you,

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  4. This quilt top is stunning! What a wonderful idea! I am sure it will be one of their most treasured items as a married couple. Absolutely beautiful!

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  5. I love your quilt! I can't find my Pigma pen right now either, I gave up and just signed my name and the date to the back of my quilt (for my bed) with a fabric marker. LOL

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  6. This is a great idea! Let's keep our fingers crossed on the no inappropriate comments thing. Hee hee!! Wonderful work.

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  7. I like the idea of a quilt instead of a Guestbook. Freezer paper works good and so does a board with sandpaper glued to it.

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  8. What a wonderful keepsake that quilt will be for them.

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  9. I love this! I'm in the process of planning a signature quilt for our pastor who is retiring, and your design is awesome! Whoop whoop!!

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