from Marta with Love

A summer finish

Hi, and happy Independence Day! You wouldn’t know it from the frequency of my blog posts, but I’ve been sewing a LOT. Ever since I returned from the Sewtopia retreat in April I’ve felt reinvigorated and back to my old sewing self. (Previously I was feeling a little “blah” creatively.)

I’ve got a couple of finishes to share–including the quilt I made for our teeny baby gal who happens to be arriving in just a few weeks!–but here’s the only one I’ve taken pictures of so far. Our finished wedding quilt!

Wedding quilt

Susan of Modern Prairie Quilting long-armed these lovely infinity loops for me. (Oddly, pin-basting on the dining room floor and then free-motion quilting infinity loops didn’t sound that fun while pregnant?) Susan previously quilted my Field Study quilt which is arguably still my favorite. Anna Maria Horner prints + simple patchwork = what makes me happiest.

Wedding quilt - closeup of quilting

Wedding quilt

For the backing I just used a flat sheet from a Target sheet set! Not the first time I’ll do this and not the last. I also serged the quilt edge after attaching the binding but before sewing it down, as I’ve done for a few years now. I think it makes finishing the binding cleaner and easier, and I also think it makes it more secure. I always love the end result.

Wedding quilt - serged binding

This quilt makes me so happy, even though it’s our “wedding quilt” but I finished it well past our first anniversary. Hey–we’ve been busy! 😉

Wedding quilt

Here’s the most important picture: the post-wash snuggle/crinkle shot!

Wedding quilt - crinkles

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  • Susan

    Beautiful, beautiful quilt! The loopy quilting is lovely! I spied this on Flick’r and had to come across to see some more! I suspect there are more details somewhere on your blog, but would it be possible for you to tell me what pattern you used. Many thanks, Susan

    July 8, 2017 at 10:32 pm Reply
    • Marta

      Thanks, Susan! And sure! If you hit the links above that go to my previous posts about this quilt I got into more detail about the fabrics and pattern. It’s Amy Gibson’s “Potluck” quilt pattern from her book, For Keeps!

      July 9, 2017 at 1:38 pm Reply

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