Melissa, the co-owner of In Between Stitches is getting married next month. This is her wedding quilt made by her relatives, friends and employees. It is beyond gorgeous! The pattern is called Yellow Patty Lucy by American Jane. I told the girls, you make it and my contribution to the effort will be the machine quilting and binding. When I saw the whole quilt the first time on Monday, terror stuck. How will I quilt this???
I waited for two days for the quilt to "talk" to me. Quilt speak is very subtle and downright hard to hear. I started quilting this afternoon after doing a lot of listening and a little bit of marking.
The top border is now finished. Onward and downward as I work my way to the bottom of the quilt.
Lots of ruler work and prayer along the way.
A wedding quilt has to have hearts. This one is going to have 24 hearts.
I thought I would experiment with this quilting design in one of the borders. First I marked the spine to distribute the design evenly around the center section, then started filling it in with feathers. I'll be bonding with this quilt over the next few days while I quilt my way across and down.
The pattern says, "A pretty miss all dressed in yellow caught the eye of a handsome fellow." This quilt is perfect for Melissa and her fiance! All of us at the shop couldn't be happier for them. They make a wonderful couple, and deserve every happiness of a blessed life together. Insert an extremely happy face here! (The face will be happier once this quilt is finished!)