I am of the belief that everyone needs a handmade quilt in their life. It's one of my goals to make everyone I love a quilt/blanket at some point in our relationship! A wedding was the perfect time to gift one to my brother and sister-in-law and I loved having a reason to put one together.
I went with their wedding colors thinking it was a safe bet that she'd love them and used a mix of modern, geometric, and floral prints. When putting it together I made one row too many for the size of my backing so I cut it up and made it into binding. It's got the softest, worn in vintage sheet on the back in plain white.
I got my corners more aligned on this one than I've ever been able to on previous quilts which is no small victory. I stitched on either side of the seams because it's the easiest way for me to tackle such a large quilt on my machine and I love the way it makes the fabric pucker after it's washed and dried.
It traveled with me to California in my suitcase and was delivered to the happy couple the day before their wedding. Even though it doesn't get too cold in Fresno I hope they can enjoy it as a reminder of how much they are loved and supported in their new lives together.
If you've never made a quilt but have always wanted to try I'm sharing the step-by-step instructions for making your own simple square quilt later this week. Dust off those sewing machines ladies and gentlemen. It's crafting season!