Saturday, September 13, 2014

Aubrey and Kevin's Wedding Signature Quilt

 We have a daughter getting married next month
and she requested a 
Signature Quilt
to be signed at the reception 
instead of the traditional guest book.
Our daughter Aubrey met Kevin
at a Church Singles Camp Out
in the beautiful mountains of Arizona.
It was 
love at first sight
and they have been inseparable since.
A year later, he very romantically took her up to this same 
mountainside to propose.
Their reception will be held in Kevin's Aunts backyard
and they have chosen an informal 
Camping Theme
for the occasion.
Wildflowers of various colors will decorate the tables.
The pattern I chose 
(with her approval)
was a scrappy
X Plus Block
The center blue plus will be the place
for guests to leave their signatures and well wishes.
 Twin Size
 Scraps of fabric
made me think of the the colors of Wild Flowers
 This has been a fun project to work on the last few months.
It brings a smile to my face to see my daughter
so happy 
and in love.
She has waited a while for the right guy to come along
and Kevin is the perfect match for her.
 With each stitch I have pondered how well suited they
are for each other.
 We wish them all the happiness in the world.
 One of the reasons I chose the X Plus block
is the secondary patterns that form.
Notice the "X" for Hugs
And the "O"s for Kisses  :)
The quilt top will be draped over a table 
with an attendant to supervise the guests 
as they sign with a 
no bleed 
pigma pen
*yes, I have tested the pen
Afterwards I will touch each signature with an iron
that will set the ink.
The quilt will then be ready to be paired up with a backing
and sent off to a long arm quilter.
 While taking pictures 
of the finished quilt top 
I felt a little bit like
Peter Pans shadow :)


Carol said...

Nedra it is beautiful! What a wonderful story!

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations to both of them. It is a gorgeous quilt with so many wonderful hugs and kisses wrapped up in it.

Sara said...

Beautiful quilt and it will be a wonderful keepsake. My older daughter asked for a signature quilt too. She had a beach wedding in Jamaica, so I made a palm tree appliquéd center block. All of the guests wrote in the sky area.

Cardygirl said...

Every happiness for your daughter and her beau! We have a wedding next month too!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news. What a beautiful and special gift for the couple They will treasure it always.

fiberchick said...

What a beautiful gift. Congratulations to you and the loving couple!

Truffle queen said...

Absolutely love this quilt-to-be!! So happy for your daughter and her fiancé! Love is grand!! What a wonderful gift that will be passed down for generations!! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

What a great idea Nedra. The quilt is beautiful--I am so happy for Aubrey!