Star-Crossed :: Complete & Gifted!


Posted on June 2nd, by Amy in finished quilt. 6 comments

Hi Friends! I’m still wrapping up details from Blogger’s Quilt Festival, but I’m really excited to show off a newly finished quilt too!

Last weekend this cute couple was married:

Zach & Erin - AmysCreativeSide.com

Zach is one of my husband’s younger brothers, I’ve known him since he was 8 or 9, and it has been great to get to know Erin over the last year since they started dating!

They had announced their engagement and wedding date in February, and I excitedly put together the quilt top, before my sample yardage arrived. I had fun selecting the fabrics (Botanique by Joel Dewberry) and pattern from one of my books (Modern Basics II) to make them a quilt, just for them.

Star-Crossed from Modern Basics II - AmysCreativeSide.com

The bright and saturated prints are perfect for them, incorporating some of their favorite colors, and one of my favorite quilt designs. Ignore the wrinkles – I had forgotten it in the dryer, plus – I always find a quilt needs a few washes to truly be broken in.

Star-Crossed from Modern Basics II - AmysCreativeSide.com

To quilt it, I did some straight lines, and some swirls in the open spaces, hopefully it’s the perfect amount of quilting to keep it comfy, while showing off the piecing too.

Star-Crossed from Modern Basics II - AmysCreativeSide.com

They loved it! They were even a little giddy, when my husband hinted at another gift for them, while we had dinner.

Star-Crossed from Modern Basics II - AmysCreativeSide.com

Coming home from Market, to my busy family, and BQF, I decided that I couldn’t finish it before their wedding, and just let it go. After not stitching anything for a week, I was ready to focus on a project, and excited to be able to give them their quilt too!

Star-Crossed from Modern Basics II - AmysCreativeSide.com

Star-Crossed from Modern Basics II - AmysCreativeSide.com

I finished the quilt with a scrappy binding – it seemed like the perfect finish for it.

Star-Crossed from Modern Basics II - AmysCreativeSide.com

The quilt measures 90″ x 90″, which is almost twice as big, as the quilt in Modern Basics II. To do this I just added more fabrics, 18 instead of 10. In case you wanted to make yours larger too :)

You can see my quilt in progress here, and the top here.

The original quilt can be seen here.

I hope you are stitching something fun today – it’s our first week of summer break!

Amy





6 thoughts on “Star-Crossed :: Complete & Gifted!

  1. 1
    Dorian says:

    What a fun quilt! They look like they love it too. Great job.

  2. 2
    Susanne says:

    Cute little couple and beautiful scrappy quilt!

  3. 3
    Lori Smanski says:

    Congrats to the new couple!
    What a wonderful job you did on this pretty quilt.
    They will treasure it for a long, long time.

  4. 4
    Mary Ann says:

    Very cool quilt and they are adorable! Wishing them many years of joy!

  5. 5
    Tina says:

    I love the assortment of prints. The binding is perfect!

  6. 6

    Best quilt picture ever! They are so cute and happy!

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