finished wedding quilt

Finally I finished our wedding quilt. Once the sewing started it came together fairly easily. I found some lovely fabric for the borders and backing that I just love. Everything was going swimmingly until I got to the binding. Holy hell that took forever. There must be a more efficient way to sew the binding but as it was all by hand it cost me several hours in front of the tv. Not that I mind, but time is precious commodity at the moment.

In making this quilt I truly fell for quilting (as if I need another craft to love). I think I was done in when I went to a quilting store to get the remaining fabric for the border and backing. There were so many modern, beautiful, printed fabrics; I was smitten. I hope I can find time to make quilts in my future as It’s so nice to make something that feels like it has a use and will last for ages. That being said, I’m not sure what to do with this quilt as I’d like to preserve it with all the messages from our wedding guests. Ideas? I’m thinking it might look nice hung on the wall if i could find the space.

10 Responses to “finished wedding quilt”
  1. jenojoon says:

    I love this idea of a wedding quilt. It’s so pretty!

  2. Vanessa says:

    I am obsessssed with quilts and I love this one. Gorgeous. What an awesome idea.

  3. jennifer says:

    Alix, this is so beautiful and special – a perfect reminder of your wedding 🙂 love you guys!!!!

  4. Nicole says:

    That quilt is GORGEOUS! And such a lovely keepsake.

  5. Samantha says:

    The quilt turned out amazing! I have such a difficult time selecting colors for my quilts that I just do them for kids. That way if the bright colors look strange, they won’t know since it’ll fade by the time they’d pick up on something like that.

  6. Lys says:

    I have watched probably an episode too many of Antiques Road Show, but all the quilts that were “preserved” were framed.

    I think it’s a great idea to hang it up in your home, and my best guess would be to take it to a professional framer, as I’m guessing it’s quite a large quilt.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. kelsey says:

    hey! just found your blog through doorsixteen and have been doing a bit of back-reading. i love it!
    just wanted to give you a tip in case you plan on any more quilt-making in the future. this binding tutorial really helped me out the first time i made a quilt. hope you find it helpful too. beautiful quilt, btw. 🙂

  8. It’s adorable. This is what I do (embroider guest book quilts) so I know of which I speak when I say you did a smashing job! I ADORE the fabrics you used 🙂 Most fabulous! I get a lot of people ask me to put loops on the back so they can hang it on a rod on the wall… it would be so pretty to find a birch branch or something similar and use it to hang the quilt from…


    • miss alix says:

      oh i do like the idea of hanging it from a branch. that sounds lovely. now i just have to find some wall space…

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