Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Wedding Quilt

My niece, Sara married her sweetheart, Dustin in July at a beautiful seaside venue.  The colors of the wedding are above, a beautiful shade of blue/aqua, like the ocean with white and gray

I started with a photograph that I took of them at the wedding.  My plan was to transfer the photo to fabric, leave their faces and arms in tact in black and white, and re-dress them in fabric.  This is the pattern that I created on my light box for his suit, because I knew it would be the hardest to cut out

Using a Sizzix Big Shot Pro, I cut hexagons for the background.  I really like this shape and how the colors work together.

And so the dressing continues.  I decided to keep her bouquet in color, and his boutonniere too. His suit has been stamped with small gray dots and painted with a fine brush to add more definition

I am quite happy with how it is coming together.  The fabrics are all fused and being made on a Mistyfuse Fat Goddess Sheet, which is one of my favorite tools.

Using a ruler, I am lining up the letters, that were also cut on a Sizzix Big Shot Pro, which made it so easy!
Clearly, I need the numbers die that go with the letters, I had to fussy cut them out.  I squared up the quilt and cut off the edges

Now the entire piece is being fused to the wool blended felt, to get ready for it to be free motion machine quilted in white.  I usually use black in my work, but that wasn't going to do for this project.  I have to admit that it was hard for me to wrap my head around using white thread.

The finished piece and I am so pleased with how it turned out.  I used gray around their heads, and her arm, so that the white would not be so stark.  The lower portion of the quilt resembles ocean waves.  True Love. 

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful, lovely quilt for them. The hexagons look like lanterns floating on the sea of blue.

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  2. Hexies, Jamie style! What a beautiful quilt. I'm sure they will treasure it.

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  3. Lovely Wedding Quilt!

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  4. what a great way to remember their special day, beautiful

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