Monday, August 13, 2018

The Saga of The Wedding Quilt

This is a hallelujah post! (Correction: At least it started out that way.....)

I went from this:

To this:

This represents 36 straight lined blocks and 36 curve-pieced blocks. Double curves at that! And the blocks are now complete.


This is the the wedding quilt for our son and our soon-to-be daughter-in-law. I wanted to make it and get it finished so I can take it to them when we drive to Portland in September for the wedding. I think now that I just might make it my deadline - whoohoo!!!

The quilt pattern is called Cacophony from a back issue of QuiltingDaily.Com. They picked it out almost two years ago! I bought the fabric right away, but I had put off beginning the project because of the curved piecing. And the fact that I wanted to turn this into a king-sized quilt. LOTS of curved piecing, and something I had never done before. The blocks are 9", so I guess I'd better do the math to make sure I have enough. It's always something, isn't it?

Wait a minute. Hold my horses!

I don't have enough fabric/blocks for a king-sized quilt. Doh!

I doubled the number of blocks in the pattern thinking that would be enough. But the pattern makes a 45x63 quilt, so doubling it only gives me 90x63. Or 81x81 by building two more blocks. Far from a standard king size of 92x100. Double doh!!

Ah, well. Their king-sized quilt just turned into a Twin. Or a super cozy, huge lap quilt built for two to snuggle beneath.

Oh, geez.  Yep, that will have to do on this project. I just don't have it in me to make another 45 blocks. And it won't look good with sashing. Maybe a large border???  Maybe two borders???  Well, it is what it is. Because I know they'll love it any old way!

Quilting with a smile,

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  1. That looks like an amazing pattern, Barb! I really like the colors and the combination of the curves and triangles. I can't imagine making a king sized quilt - I bet your gift will get a lot of use no matter what the size!

  2. It's so cool! Just add a couple of borders and it will be a perfect size. And....Little Penguin Quits is right - they will love it because it's from you.

  3. If they're not expecting a king size quilt, then you're fine! If they are, just add a solid border as wide a you need and do a lot of fancy quilting in it! Either way they are going to LOVE it! I second and third the above two sentiments. :)

  4. I think a big, cozy lap quilt to share makes a great gift! Then it can be displayed and used out in the living room where everyone can see it. Besides, newlyweds aren't paying much attention to the bedding in the bedroom, if you catch my drift :)

  5. And I'm wondering if they are expecting a king size will you feel like you still owe them a king size. I love an excuse to make a quilt and this one is sure pretty. Sounds like you all win here.

  6. Finish up two more block and add some borders to bring it up to king size. The borders won't have to be too wide but will have to be different sizes on the top/bottom and sides. The blocks are looking great so far! You are so close to getting this one done already!

  7. Make it fit the top of a king bed, and have the drop be other fabric - the plain gray with a skinny dark blue stripe down the middle of it? I think that would be very modern. =) It's going to be loved, whatever your solution is!

  8. I love big cozy lap quilts and they are going to love it no matter the size. I'm impressed with all the curved piecing - congrats on finishing all those blocks!

  9. This looks like it is going to be awesome. I'll be gifting an odd sized quilt as a wedding gift as well. Who knows where they will use it. I just hope they like it!

  10. Wow, that's a challenging project with all of those curves. *Shudder* You could add stacked borders or just call it good and make it into a lovely lap quilt. I'm sure that either way they'll love it, and cherish it!

  11. Yay! You are making progress on the wedding quilt. Go Barb!! Don't make yourself crazy with it. Go with whatever you think looks best. It will be well loved.

  12. wow! those are amazing blocks!
    so sorry about the size, but I am sure it will be loved just the same!

    thanks so much for linking up!

  13. This certainly deserves a big hallelujah!

  14. Maybe it was meant to be all along that you'd end up with a twin size quilt! Super colours and pattern and I guess it's on with the quilting next!

  15. Wow, this is going to be just fabulous! Love the colours and the pattern is too cool! Glad you didn't get too upset about it not being a king because they WILL love it, and maybe a couch snuggle quilt will get used even more!


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