Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday Finish - 05/05/17

It is time to show everyone Callie and Beau's quilt. They have it in their hot little hands and love it!!!! So now I can show it to everyone else. And be prepared, there are lots of pictures today. Just a little history on the quilt. They asked me to make them a signature quilt for their wedding. Everyone signed blocks instead of a guest book, and then I put the blocks together and quilted them. Here is a picture of the setup at the wedding.

And here is the finished quilt. We took it back to the gazebo and I photographed from one side and Sharla from the other. The funny thing is the pictures look so different just because of the angle of the sun.

I used my standard corner label, which I like because it is sewn in with the binding. I also like that I can print it on my computer so it is more readable.

Now the only place on the quilt with Callie and Beau's name was going to be the label, but I thought it needed their names on it somewhere else. So I did a little paper piecing and added something to the back (and I didn't tell Callie/Beau, so it was a surprise).

I think my favorite block is the one that the signer added a batman to the block. Unfortunately part of it was in the seam allowance, but it still makes me smile every time I see it.

I love the way it looked on the swing with the sun on it. I think this one shows the colors the best of all the shots. I was a little afraid of an all solids quilt, this is my first one, but I think it turned out wonderfully. Callie picked the colors, and as always she did a great job.

After taking the photos at the gazebo we called Mecca and Tom to see if they wanted to see it before I sent to off to Callie and Beau. No one answered their phones, but since they are often outside on the weekends we ran over to their house, but no one was around. So we took a couple of photos on their bridge. We posted one showing only the backing, but here is one of the front. And yes we went back later that night so they could see it before it was boxed and shipped.

Over all I'm happy with the quilt and Callie and Beau love it which is all that matters. I learned lots from making this one. I learned that I should have taped the edges of the blocks because to many people wrote into the seam allowance. I learned that people gravitate to certain colors, I was surprised by how few people signed the red blocks. I learned that Callie and Beau are very patient people, because they waited two years for this quilt, but I'm hoping that it is something they will enjoy for 50 years or more. And lastly I learned that working with solid colors isn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be. Here is the last picture for today.

So that is all for today, I'm going to link up with Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict,  Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts and Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts. Hopefully we will have more to show you next week. This is also my first finish for #2017FALQ2, and it was the first goal on my list.


  1. Lovely wedding quilt! We did simple rail fence signature blocks for my children's weddings. I still have two to put together. But all of the official wedding quilts were completed on time.

  2. Shauna, what a great wedding quilt! I'm wondering if there is an online tutorial for the blocks you used? Take care, Mary.

  3. Your wonderful post brought back memories of the wedding quilt I made for my son and his wife using signature blocks also. I should mention to them that they were lucky to receive their quilt within three months of their wedding but I will leave out the part of the beautiful backing with the bride's and groom's name. That's why it took so long, right?

  4. Beautiful! He says lids came together beautifully and help,the signatures to really shine. The pieced detail for the backing is so nice.

  5. It is gorgeous! I think the solid colors are just perfect. I think it was worth the wait to see it, I'm SURE they think it was worth the wait to receive it. It's like reliving their special day! :)

  6. Such a labor of love. I am sure that this quilt will be loved and cherished for a long time.

  7. It looks good. I especially like the variation in reds and oranges and golds. Glad you found solids okay to work with--me, I love 'em.

  8. Congrats on a gorgeous finish! Such a great idea for remembering well wishes long after the wedding.

  9. I guess there will be more solids quilts ahead for you. Great quilt and a fab way for the couple to remember their special day. Congratulations on your fab finish on behalf of the global FAL 2017 hosts!


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