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Two in the same month!  I know that is nothing to you over-achievers out there, but for me this is HUGE!  Must have been brought on by the blizzard we've had the past couple of days...or maybe that's what caused the blizzard.  

This is the overdue wedding quilt.  It is a queen sized quilt - just a simple big-block setting to showcase the main fabric with a Garden Maze sashing.  I'm calling it the Fruits of the Spirit quilt (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control) - all qualities I need to work on myself - especially after this project!  

It is one that I was in such a hurry to finish last May.  I had it all pieced and tied before the deadline, but when I removed it from my frame, it was a bubbled mess.  Looked like a biscuit quilt, which was NOT was I was going for.  Operator error, I'm sure.  I must have stretched one or the other fabric too tight on the frame.  So I removed all the knots and missed the wedding deadline.  I put it on hold, thinking I would invest in a longarm machine, but that didn't pan out.  I sent it to a long-armer in October, who had it back to me by mid-December.  

There wasn't enough main fabric for all four borders, so the pillow tuck is raw-edge, machine appliqued. Improvise and adapt, right?  I had the main fabric for years - just waiting for the right project.  The lighter green in the photographs is the backing.  Now all I need to do is get it in the mail.  As long as it is in their hands before the first anniversary, it still counts, right?  

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Comment by Joanna liguz on February 6, 2016 at 2:19pm

Wow that's really pretty,,Lucky couple getting this quilt!

Comment by Terry F on February 4, 2016 at 2:58pm

Very very NICE!

Comment by Pam/NY on February 4, 2016 at 11:35am
I think a wonderful gift that took so much time should be given on a day that it's the only one given. They will have the time to really look at it and appreciate the beauty. Again lady...great job!
Comment by Barbara Graham on February 4, 2016 at 10:18am

I think it's beautiful! I tried that garden maze sashing once and it was not a happy experience. Congrats for doing it right. They'll love it. Oh, and I gave my DS and DIL their wedding quilt a few years after the wedding. No point in handing over some blocks and a promise :)

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on February 3, 2016 at 7:33am

Beautiful.  I know the happy couple will love getting it.

Comment by Irene Gallway on February 3, 2016 at 6:42am

The quilt is beautiful.  I love it.  It feels good to finish projects that was started and for some reason or another got put away.  I started a Christmas table runner 3 years ago and my friend loved it.  I told her I would give it to her for Christmas. (I didn't tell her what year).  I got it finished and gave it to her this past Christmas.  I was sooooo relived to see that go out the door even though I wanted it myself.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on February 2, 2016 at 8:37pm

What meaningful fabric for a wedding quilt!  Sometimes we should remember to look deeper than that first glance.  Never be discouraged by others' unthinking comments.

Good job, lady!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 2, 2016 at 7:14pm

Love it! It's unique (design, color, etc.) and yet traditional and full of love. How could they not love it?

Comment by Sharon Reeves on February 2, 2016 at 6:47pm

PQ, this quilt turned out fantastic and I love the hearts. Beautiful and I know that they'll really treasure this, because a you made it with LOVE for them. I'm now in AZ and won't be on much to tell anyone how much I enjoy seeing their quilts. We'll get home the end of April.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on February 2, 2016 at 4:36pm

Barb, Thanks for your encouraging comment about the main fabric.  I've always liked it, too, but just never found the right project for it.  When I was coming up with a plan, I had trouble finding just the right green for this project, so I'd take the main fabric to the quilt shops.  Every place I went to looked at that fabric and asked if I was making a baby quilt.  When I told them it was a wedding quilt, I encountered many raised eyebrows and a couple of "Oh.  Interesting."  If I weren't so stubborn, I might have been intimidated into thinking my project was a really bad idea.  It taught me to be very careful how I react to other people's fabric choices and quilt projects.  

It's no great masterpiece, but I like it.  Sage green and gold were the wedding colors, so that's why I tried to incorporate them in the sashing.  I had the gold already in my stash, but it didn't look right with a true sage green, so I went a little darker on the value scale to give some contrast.    

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