Monday, 3 October 2016

Trip Around the World Wedding Quilt

'Trip Around the World' wedding quilt, made by Vix
'Trip Around the World' wedding quilt, made by Vix
Ok, so I think the summer wedding season is over and I can now show you this lovely 'Trip Around the World' quilt made by Vix for a couple of musical newlyweds, which I custom quilted back in July. 

What made this quilt extra special was that to personalise it as a wedding gift she asked all the friends and family to write a message on the fabric squares.  She had the hard work of putting it together, but it was worthwhile as at the end she came up with this beautiful quilt.  By the way, this was the first quilt she has ever made!
'Trip Around the World' wedding quilt, made by Vix
'Trip Around the World' wedding quilt, made by Vix
Vix brought it to me for quilting on my APQS longarm machine.  Some of the writing went right up to the edge, so to prevent any stitching obscuring the special messages, I custom quilted a very narrow orange peel design on the squares, which always works beautifully on a 'Trip Around the World' quilt.

It was such a joy to do this quilt.  Reading all the messages as I stitched, I could tell it oozed with love and best wishes from friends and family.  At the wedding, the quilt was on display and apparently everyone had great fun spotting the square which they had contributed.

10/10 to Vix for coming up with a such a thoughtful present and 10/10 to Vix for getting it to me in good time for the wedding deadline.

But the life of a busy longarmer never stops - I have just completed two quilts which are to be Christmas presents.  If you need some quilts done for Christmas let me know so that I can schedule them in for the 25th December deadline.

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