Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Secret Wedding Quilt - Part 3

So here is the wedding quilt. I finished the quilting yesterday and now just have to make the binding. I can't believe that I am in the home stretch. It took a lot of time to make all of the blocks but once that was done, things really started moving.

Here is a close up of some of the blocks - they are wonky log cabins. I tried to keep a balance of size and color but didn't worry too much about it. All of the blocks were improvised.

Here is the back. Although I didn't need to, I added the orange stripe to break up the orange and to make it reversible.
Here is a close up of the three little blocks I added to the back. There was a brief moment when I considered making more, but then I reined in that insanity and moved on to the fun part - free motion quilting.
The next round of pictures will be of the finished quilt, which should hopefully be done this week. I can't wait to see how it looks after getting washed. Good thing I have another quilt in the queue so I am not tempted to keep this one for myself.

4 comments:

Amber said...

Wow - it's just beautiful! And huge - don't know if I'd be brave enough to attempt to quilt one that size myself!
I love the back too - so great!

Shannon said...

Gorgeous!! Just gorgeous!

Rebekah said...

This looks amazing! Did you free motion quilt this? I can't tell from the photos...would love to see a closeup of the quilting if you have a chance :)

The back is so cute and such a fun contrast! Good luck with the binding.

jacquie said...

it's gorgeous! i love the back too! brave soul doing free motion on something this big...i do want to give it a try. congrats! lots of hand stitching to do now.