Earlier this year I was busy putting together a very special quilt for a very special couple. I didn’t want to just make any quilt, I wanted to put together something that would hold meaning specifically to them. Their wedding was a beach wedding followed by a cruise.
The Storm at Sea Pattern seemed like a perfect match, but still, I wanted something a little more. Scrolling through Craftsy I found the perfect pattern: Our Hearts Will Go On. This was going to not only be manageable, but fun. Because I NEED to work out of my stash, and I didn’t want the quilt to look like every other quilt out in the world using this pattern, I pulled most of the fabrics from my stash instead of buying the kit. I will say that I got to go to one of my favorite local quilt shops for the backing and borders. The staff at Chadwicks here in Richmond had me in and out in less than 20 minutes.
Did I say the pattern was fun? I can’t emphasize that enough. Each night I sat down and did a set of units that went together beautifully.
After pressing and trimming I would be anxious to begin the next set. Before I knew it I was putting the pieces together on the design wall.
Once the top was fully constructed I added the borders and backing. Initially I was not going to prewash those fabrics, but I did not want to short change this quilt so wash I did.
These are the Color Catchers from the wash load that had only the backing and borders. Soooo glad I prewashed!
After construction I sent the quilt off to my sister Terry of Terry Burris Quilting to choose the perfect quilting design to make this piece complete.
Once all that was done, it was time to go to a wedding. Well, I didn’t want to bring the quilt as I realized the bride and groom would have more than their fair share of luggage to deal with. Then again, I didn’t want to go empty-handed.
There was enough fabric left over for me to make these charming pillow cases. Much easier on the luggage!
The day came and it was beautiful, “I do’s” were said, and their adventure begins!
Fast forward to last week.
The quilt was delivered by Terry. She quilted a really pretty watermark design into the quilt that was the perfect choice. We checked it out.
Special thanks to Terry Burris (top), and our sister and mother of the bride Jill Abbott for hanging the quilt so we could get a good picture.
I think she likes it. The quilt looks fabulous in her home.
I love Storm at Sea quilts, and yours is especially beautiful.
Thank you! And did I mention that it was a joy to create?!
It’s perfect Diane! I really love the colors too.
Thank you Kathi. I really wanted something that would be special to them…and I believe it is.
Beautiful. I am working on one also, I think it will take forever.
This one has really big pieces which made it move along quickly. Now the wall-hanging that I want to do…I should be able to use the tiny little scraps, but it is going to take exponentially longer.