As I rung in the new year of 2018, I had 3 wedding quilts on the drawing board for nieces and nephews that were engaged (or known to soon be engaged). The first was delivered in February. This is the second, which was for my niece Raeli and her new husband Michael. Of course, in the meantime, two more nephews have stepped up and proposed to their sweethearts, increasing the series of 2018 wedding quilts from three to five.
As always, I ask the new couple if they have any preferences…favorite (or least favorite) colors, style, size, etc. Michael and Raeli indicated that they liked dark blue and neutrals…and maybe some light green. Given that they are a young couple, I figured the would probably want something with a bit of a modern edge. The results are shown below. Basic squares in various sizes in shades of blue and teal with a light green background.
Download a copy of the pattern for this quilt here –> Modern Marriage.
I loved the way the squares lined up creating very clean lines throughout the quilt. The “intersecting boxes” quilting motif throughout the background also helped to accentuate the lines of the quilt. I then quilted the squares of each fabric with a unique motif that was “soft and swirly”. Whenever I I quilt a quilt for a wedding, I try to always include “rigid” geometrics with softer swirls, as a metaphor of two different motifs (people) coming together to create on beautiful, cohesive quilt (marriage). Corny, perhaps. But there is something to be said for realizing the beauty and strength of the individuals entering into marriage and how together, they can create their own new kind of beauty.