Yeah, this gorgeous quilt is now off the machine and let the miles of binding begin! This is the quilt that had me shaking in terror and worry every time I thought about how I was going to quilt it. Once I decided what to do, I dug in and the terror vanished stitch by stitch......the worry hung on a little longer.
Each corner has feathers coming out of a double heart. I marked a spine for the feathers and then started filling in. Are all the corners identical and a mirror image? Not you on your life, but they are close enough. (Notice I'm not showing you a picture of the whole quilt!)
There's a different design in each of the light sashings strips because they were all different sizes. What to do? Well, I did something unique in each one.
The center section had a bit of an issue. It wanted to poof up way too much.
So I nailed it down by stitching in every other little block. By the time I finished, I became an expert with these little guys. As Lisa said, "Quilt it into submission." So I did.
I'm sure after the wedding this quilt will be hanging at In Between Stitches. Those of you that are local can view it in person. I'll take a picture of the whole quilt then. I will also compile a list of everyone that had a hand in the making of this wedding quilt. Without them, I wouldn't have had anything this beautiful to quilt!
Many of you expressed concern that I was going to spoil the surprise by posting pictures before Melissa had a chance to see it. Well, she promised me she wouldn't read my blog for a few days because she doesn't want to spoil the surprise either. Now we can't wait to give it to the very special bride!