Friday, March 4, 2011

A Wedding Quilt by Dan

A bit ago Dan from Piece and Press linked up to Fabric Tuesday.  When I went back to check out the link I was having so much fun seeing his things, he just has a fresh, modern and urban take on quilting, I found myself quite intrigued!  He's self-described as designing gardens and sewing quilts.  Sounds fun!  Here's his Wedding Quilt:

We just gave this quilt to some good friends for their wedding. The pattern is 'Sexy Hexy' available for free from Amy Butler. It was a lot of fun to make and I enjoyed working with the bold bright prints. It was also my first experience working with glue stick - the center hexagons are stabilized with freezer paper, the seam allowances glue sticked to the back of the paper, and then top stitched to the already assembled outer rings of the hexagon. It made the tricky business of matching the corners very easy.

The biggest challenge on this project was completely self imposed. I fussy cut all the hexagon sides (except the columbine and lindy leaf, if memory serves) for maximum kaleidoscope effect. That's a lot of fussing! But I'm glad I did it.

The pieced back is a calmer palette of two blue fabrics.

I ran with the floral theme for the quilting. It's a free motion loopy daisy pattern (photo by Stacey Sharman).

The quilt is finished with a hand-embroidered label attached to the corner binding on the back of the blanket (photo by Stacey Sharman).

Lindy Leaf, Pocketbook  and Welcome Road by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit
Sunflower, Flower Fields and Columbine by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit
Bubble Burst by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit
Lotus Pond by Amy Butler for Free Spirit
Sophie's Garden by Erin McMorris for Free Spirit
Posh Petals by Khristian Howell for Anthology Fabrics
Mod Trees by Giancini Atelier for Anthology Fabrics


Charity said...

It looks terrific! all the fussy cutting was well worth it.

pamela said...

I love the fabrics you used!! When I made it I stuck with the Amy Butler fabrics. This one was a lot of first's for me. I love yours and mine!!! Your friends will love it too..

Unknown said...

Beautiful quilt I love the fabrics he used.

Christie describeHappy said...

That quilt is amazing! You can see all the love you put into it from the fabrics and pattern, to the free motion and label. I'm off to take in more of your work. Heather and Megan, thank you for sharing!!

Peppermint Pinwheels said...

This is such a great quilt! I love everything about it, but especially how all those big, bold and beautiful fabrics fit together so perfectly. Piecing perfection!

Dan R said...

thanks everyone for the lovely comments!

emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet said...

Oh WOW! I LOVE this! I love the colors, the fabrics, the design! Great quilt!