I'm so happy to be back to share this quilt. This is a special one for a great friend, Karen. Karen was my first friend in law school. We bonded over our shared loves of swimming and quilting, and then as luck would have it, we ended up in the same orientation group. That was it, friends for life. This ombre squash blossom quilt was my wedding gift to Karen and her lovely husband Paul.
I went with a mostly blue fabric stack because Karen's wedding color was blue. I also used Violet Craft's gold birds print because I knew Karen loved the birds as we used that print in a quilt we made together for another friend's wedding.
Here's a detail shot of the quilting. I did straight lines at random intervals.
And here's my slightly wonky patch on the back. I love using a smaller version of the gemology quilt block on wedding quilts.
The quilt finished at 90 by 72 inches. I hope it keeps Karen and Paul warm for many years to come.
This quilt is my entry in the large quilt category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival, one of my favorite places to find fresh inspiration.