Wedding Quilt Completed

Much time was spent the last few months completing this quilt for my son and daughter-in-law.   It is a belated wedding gift.   Mike is a mountain climbing, fly fising, outdoors man.   Michelle is very much an outdoors woman.   Her hobby is photographing wildflowers.   They both love Colorado.  So in the quilt I included a little bit of everything for each of them.   The pattern is a McKenna Ryan pattern (At Home in the Woods), but I took liberties and changed a couple of the blocks and made other modifications to suit me.   In the lower center of the quilt I used photo images on fabric and included Mike and Michelle hiking, giving Michelle a sunflower in her hand, then added Mike’s precious dog, Birdy, and Mike with his Land Rover.

Three years ago at their wedding, I asked all of the guests to write a short note on 10 inch square batik pieces of fabric. I saved them and configured them into sixteen squares, bordered with another printed batik and used it for the back of the quilt. I didn’t get a really good picture of the back, but if you look closely you can see there is writing on it. Mike and Michelle were thrilled.

Actually used a teeny tiny real fishing fly for the large mountain/fly fisherman block.

There are mountains, fly fishing, streams with fish, deer, elk, moose, mountain flowers and an Aspen tree….all the things that Mike and Michelle love about Colorado.

Free motion quilted (top stitched) every single tiny little piece on this quilt. It took hours and hours and hours. But Mike and Michelle really love it. They have already hung it in their office at home and intend to decorate the room around the quilt. I guess it was worth all the agonizing and loving hours that went into it.

Til next time…hopefully not two months…..Amities, Averyclaire


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. virtualquilter
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 17:42:19


    It was well worth the time and effort …… wonderful result!

    Judy B


  2. Margaret
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 17:57:45

    It’s good to see you posting again! I will definitely keep your sister in my prayers — glad she’s doing better. Sounds like you had quite a busy summer. And this quilt!! Wow! Talk about amazing! You should enter it in a quilt show. What a special piece it is! And I love how you put all the guests’ signatures on the back. Wonderful! I’m glad Mike and Michelle love it as well. Welcome back!


  3. paddysdaughter
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 19:49:33

    Nice to see you back again, seems you have NOT been idle. This is a beautiful quilt, love the personal touches and can understand why your Son and D-in-L are thrilled to receive it. It does not matter a bit that it is a bit late…just lovely. Clever you!


  4. Karol
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 22:03:30

    Wow! What a beautiful and special piece. Their smiles say it all.


  5. Jane
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 00:06:47

    It was well worth waiting for , it’s beautiful and such wonderful detail. A family heirloom to treasure


  6. Nanouanne
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 01:18:18

    What a wonderful work! I am not surprised you got back ache, tired eyes and inconvenients of all sorts sewing this bed cover. It was certainly highly rewarding to see it is as appreciated as it is worth to be. Mike and Michelle look great!
    And, I love the new design for your blog.


  7. Annie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:14:52

    That is one amazing piece. So much effort and love went into that! I can see why Mike and Michelle are so thrilled. I think people will be talking about this one forever!


  8. Marjorie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:55:59

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this wonderful quit with us. I love looking at the detail photos. You did a great job! You can tell how much they like it from the looks on their faces in the photos. Just wonderful!


  9. Siobhan
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 04:43:59

    Oh. My. Gosh. What an AMAZING quilt. That is an absolutely incredible quilt, a true labor of love. I’m sure your son & DIL will treasure it–wow. I am just amazed. Congratulations!!


  10. Philip
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 07:34:20

    So nice to see you posting again and may I say this is a truly beautiful quilt :))


  11. Jacquelynne
    Sep 27, 2010 @ 12:24:09

    First thing I thought when I saw your quilt: WOW! WOW! WOW!
    I am sure it will become a treasured family heirloom!


  12. colour du jour
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 13:11:00

    Just stunning and beautiful! and the personal touch of your son and dil right in the quilt! Plus all of the wedding wishes on the back. Definately a treasure. YOU are amazing!


  13. nicole davet
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 12:23:01

    Quel Chef d’oeuvre.. Et c’est un grand plaisir de voir tes jeunes le présenter..
    Le prochain ???? pour quand ???
    Je t’embrasse.Nicole


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