Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Kerstin's Wedding Quilt

Hello, online quilting friends! I just got back from a fantastic weekend up in Wisconsin celebrating the wedding of my friends Kerstin and Kyle. Kerstin and I have been friends since 8th grade when we both lived in Hawaii. There is a group of four of us (shout-out to Morgan and Azaria!) who have miraculously stayed in touch this long. You know you have true friends when they've lived through your awkward years and still agree to be seen with you. ;) But in all seriousness, it so amazing to be able to pick up where we left off no matter how long it's been since we last saw each other. I feel refreshed and rejuvenated after our long weekend together.

Of course, I made Kerstin a wedding quilt as a gift. This is actually my first kind-of sort-of original drafted pattern. I sketched out the nine center stars and used a jelly roll and some extra fabric to assemble them. Once they were all together, I wanted to make the quilt bigger, so I decided to add some arrows like I had seen in a quilt made by Grace and Favour. (Here's the quilt, and here's a tutorial that she wrote out for the arrows.)

Wes is on a three-week deployment until the end of the month, but I had him hold up the quilt for me before he left. The binding wasn't handstitched yet, but I wanted documentation, dang it! ;) Luckily, Kerstin also sent me some pictures after I got back.

My willing and handsome participant.
This quilt finished up at a whopping 82" by 82". I think it beat my sister's wedding quilt by two inches on both sides!
Kyle and Kerstin with their quilt!

I am so happy for you guys and I'm already looking forward to the next time we hang out. :)