Before I designed patterns, I created customised quilts and pillows to order so it was an absolute pleasure to make a wedding quilt for my niece when she had her ceremony last year. The bride was from Dublin and the groom from Cork so they settled for a county in between. They were married on a beautiful clear November day in Wexford.
The wedding quilt design was based around the bride’s beautiful bouquet. Her flowers were stunning, they had a lovely natural loose style with rich autumnal tones.
We decided on linen for the background, if you follow this blog regularly that won’t surprise you!
I used machine applique for the flowers, you can find out more about that technique here . The centres of the roses were hand stitched in with matching embroidery silks.
I enjoy hand sewing and really should do more of it. In my impatience to complete a project, I’m always too quick to reach for my machine!
Here are the happy couple, don’t they make a handsome pair?
This is the completed wedding quilt. I made it after the wedding so I could weave in details of their big day. The hand embroidered quote was taken from their order of service. I added the navy and burgundy ribbons that were tied around her actual flowers and I just hand to include all those plump little berries!
With all the different colours in the bouquet, I went for a choppy, scrappy binding. I didn’t want just one colour to dominate.
The night added dramatically for our family, when my son reacted to medication he was on and woke up projectile vomiting at 4 am! He was so deeply asleep he hardly even remembered it in the morning. On the other hand, I’m not sure my husband will ever forget it! It wasn’t funny then but we can laugh about it now and he is now completely fine!
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