This quilt made for a newly married couple has been a real challenge! Wedding guests were asked to bring a piece of fabric with a wish. There were no instructions, other than to bring it. Which lead to a really diverse collection of pieces of fabric. Not only in size but also in material: cotton, jersey, aida cloth, burlap, wool felt, denim, and everything in between. There were written wishes, beads, cross-stitch flowers, and even painted pieces of fabric. A small sample, made from the contributions of the friends who helped organized the wedding party, was showed to the couple during the wedding day:
It was a real puzzle to fit the pieces together to a top, but with colorful sashes I think I succeeded.
After assembling all the parts, I had to decide on the quilting! Hearts of course, because this is a Quilt of Love, and some free movement stippling (representing the free mind) and chains for the togetherness.
The top was hand quilted, and the final size is 120×200 cm (47×78 inch). On June 6th, the moment finally came where they faced the result and received their Quilt of Love.