Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wedding Gift

As I mentioned our friends Matt and Candra got married last weekend.  I knew I wanted to make them something as a gift but I didn't know what.  I saw the beautiful McKinley quilt pattern on obsessive crafting disorder and I thought it was perfect!  I modified the pattern to be bigger and instead of using charm packs, I just cut out my own 5x5 squares.  I absolutely love the fabric!

Here's the full quilt, thanks to KC for holding it up for me in the backyard.

A couple of close-ups of the squares and the backing, made with a twin sized brown cotton sheet from Target:

 I hand embroidered their names on the front:

 Used my Stampin' Up Big Shot to makes some 'flowers' to add some appeal:

I made a cute bride and groom card to go with it:

 This was definitely a time consuming project.  I loved how it turned out.  I had hoped to make it bigger.  I just knew that with the late start, I wouldn't have been able to make it bigger and finish on time.  I spent an entire weekend sitting at the kitchen table, just quilting. Matt and Candra loved it, I'm glad that I did it!  Thanks for your advice that you would have loved to receive something like this.  It definitely gave me the motivation to get going on it.


  1. I love, LOVE, this! It turned out so pretty! This would be one of those gifts that I hang on the wall like art!

  2. that is so beautiful! i wish i could make quilts!

  3. Wow, that quilt is awesome! You did a fantastic job. They will love it!

  4. WOW that's amazing!! I love that their names are on the bottom as well. That's truly a "forever present".

  5. Wow! What a gorgeous quilt! I absolutely love the colors! That is a really amazing and thoughtful gift!

  6. That is beautiful! I just came across your blog, and this post caught my eye, because I'm thinking of starting a little quilt soon. But it's my first one, and I don't really know what I'm doing! Ha!

  7. Wow!! You have a gift, girl! That's gorgeous!! :)

  8. Oh my!! Just found your blog...and found this post. How amazing! You should sell these! Maybe you already do...but if not, you should! Love the floral accents and embroidered names! I'm so impressed. :D


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