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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Wedding Quilt

                    Today I presented my wedding quilt to Glenn and Sarah ( Son and DILTB).  They are to be married on the 24th March 2012, but I wanted to give them this early.
                    I started this quilt 2 1/2 years ago, before they got engaged, I found the pattern for the centre and decided to would be great as a wedding quilt centre. A couple of months later they announced their engagement  and off I started getting fabrics. The butterflies are hand dyed  fabrics hand sewn on in a variegated thread. A soft muted blue for the sky sewn on point. The border was foundation pieced in various greens to give the impression of lying on the grass looking up and seeing butterflies fluttering by in the wedding ring formation. My mother (Glenn's grandmother) hand quilted it for me. She has done a beautiful job of outlining the butterflies and grass. Not bad considering she is 80 years young. I finished off with a scrappy binding of leftover fabric from the grass.  I am very happy with the end result.


  1. Oh my goodness - it is beautiful! I just bet they loved it!

  2. What a beautiful quilt, Alison. And a wonderful heirloom as well! So glad to see the label with the dates and names of all the parties, quilters and so on--how special!

  3. This is amazing! Anybody would be very very lucky to receive this for their wedding. Absolutely stunning!

  4. Stunning...congrats to you and the lucky couple.