Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cape Cod Wedding Quilt

A good friend of mine is getting married this summer on Cape Cod. When I got the news of her engagement, I immediately started thinking about making the happy couple a quilt for their gift. The colors are inspired by the sun, sand, sky and water - all the great colors of summer. The design is loosely inspired by two of Denyse Schmidt's quilts. I am so happy with the way it turned out - it really looks like summertime to me.

I used all Kona solids for the quilt, with a gray, sky blue, maze yellow and light green for the primary colors. I alternated darker shade of blue, gray and green for a little contrast. Man do I wish I kept it for myself.

5 comments:

smallgrapes said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! So lovely and fantastic colors. I would have had a hard time giving that away, too.

Frogdancer said...

That's a lovely quilt. (Found you on Flikr)

I rarely use solids, and when I see quilts like this one I wonder why...

A.Mountain.Bride said...

sooo...i'm making a quilt as a wedding gift for my "hubby" - we get married in May. It's a crazy quilt, and the 1st quilt I've ever made - which means it's been quite an adventure. i've decided that quilting is something I have become addicted to and freaking love it.

However, I found that with only a couple of months left until the wedding I started scrambling to actually assemble the big squares together, without all of the embroidery completed. And I stopped myself...my new idea:

...give him all 12 squares...but not yet assembled into quilt form. And each month for our first year as a hubby/wife team I'll embroider a "memory" into a square - making it sort of a "charm bracelet" of memories of our first year together. This save me the stress of scrambling to figure out how to put it together - and I can continue to enjoy working on it.

Great solution, eh? (I can't take credit...I was complaining to my aunt about how I was flipping out that I wasn't going to finish it...and she came up with the idea. Gotta give credit where it's due.)

Your blog is SO inspiring to me...I just love it. And this is one lovely piece.

Rebekah said...

gorgeous! I love the soft colors you used and the varying widths in the blocks. It totally reminds me of Cape Cod

donnette fever said...

Ciao Carissima.come va?
Bella la copertina...
Un bacio a tutti!!!!