Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Katie's Wedding Quilt

For my sister Katie's wedding in December, I collaborated on a queen sized quilt with Katie's maid of honor, Hannah, and Debbie, a family friend who does machine quilting.  I've never sewn a quilt with someone long-distance before, (Katie's friend lives in another state) but it worked out really well! 

We decided on a pattern and picked out the fabrics online.  Once the fabrics arrived, I washed and cut all of the pieces for the quilt, and sewed the multiples of one small block section together.  I then mailed those small blocks and the rest of the pieces to Katie's friend who sewed the entire quilt top together.  Once it was shipped back to me, I added the borders and gave it to Mom's neighbor, Debbie, to do the machine quilting.  Didn't she do a beautiful job with the quilting?  Her quilting completely covered up all the little imperfections with our seaming and point matching!  =)

The quilt was finished and ready two days before the wedding!  This was definitely the biggest quilt project I've sewn, but as the saying goes "many hands make light work" and it really wasn't too overwhelming for any of the three off us who contributed toward making this quilt for Katie. 



  1. It's beautiful! And how fun to collaborate on it with your sister's friend! I want to make a quilt for my son and his girlfriend for their wedding near the end of the year. It's scary!

  2. Gorgeou quilt, your sister will cherish forever.

  3. Very beautiful! A wedding quilt is a special gift to give and receive.

  4. such a striking, stunning quilt. Brings back fond memories of my dd's wedding. The other mother is a quilter too, so we put squares of muslin on the tables at both receptions and quilt blocks and pieces flew back and forth in the mail from PA to IL. That quilt will be a gift for your sis to cherish forever

  5. The quilt is beautiful and such a wonderful wedding gift! I know your sister love it forever!!

  6. I love the quilt it turned out beautifully.