Elizabeth’s Wedding Quilt

In June 2008, I completed this quilt as a wedding gift for my niece, Elizabeth:


The design was inspired by a design from Jan Krenz’s book, “Lone Star Quilts and Beyond.” It is basically a Lone Star quilt where eight different fabrics (colors) spiral from the center. I used a spiral feather quilting motif along each of the pieced spirals, filling in with small feathers:


I used New York Beauty blocks for the setting squares and triangles:


I inserted a striped inner border:


All the fabrics were from the “Sand and Surf” collection by Michele D’More for Marcus Brothers. There was a large floral print which I used for the outer border. I chose to follow the large floral motifs for the quilting design:


I quilted a large feather design in the corner setting squares:


The quilt back:


I used Hobbs 80/20 batting and Superior Thread’s King Tut thread in color #994, Karnak. The quilt was about 95 inches square.

There was a lot of fabric left over, so I was hoping Elizabeth had a son in her future. Stay tuned for “the rest of the story!”

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4 Responses to Elizabeth’s Wedding Quilt

  1. oh my goodness! This is simply a drop-dead gorgeous quilt! I love the colors you chose, LOVE the layout (isn’t Jane Krenz the best? 🙂 ) and what a wonderful job of quilting you did!

  2. Judy Stone says:

    When the picture opened on my computer, I did a “oh dear!”. WOW. Gorgeous! I love that fabric and have made a few things with it too. Your quilting is wonderful also. It fits perfectly for the fabric and the design of the quilt. Lucky Elizabeth!!

  3. Mel Wise says:

    Your quilt took my breath away! From your color choices to your stitching, this quilt is just absolutely stunning. Magnificent! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Mel Wise says:

    Reblogged this on New Traditions Design Studio and commented:
    This quilt is so incredibly beautiful in every possible way that I simply had to reblog it!

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