Tuesday, March 10

The couple, the wedding and the quilt

I know, I really neglected my blog, but I had other, more important, things to do!
Quilting DD got married last friday!!
She's my oldest and the first child getting married.
Little did i know how emotional such a day is
 especially when the groom tells his bride how much he loves her. Thanks for waterproof mascara!! Here we all are: me, DH, Biker son and Baking DD...hanky's nearby :)
(pictures by www.bruiloftsgasten.nl)
Quilting DD made lots of comments/jokes that I should make a double weddingring quilt, even before travelling to NY where SoninLaw proposed. I kept saying: no way.
When she was in NY she texted that she bought a batting. I thought it was for a quilt she was working on and told her the batting was too small. She replied: "oh no Mum, I already got a batting for that one, it will be 2.50x2.50 mtr. It has to be, otherwise it won't be big enough for our bed ".
When we layered her quilt a few weeks later, it turned out to be 2.00x2.00 and we kept teasing her with her "big"quilt....

Ofcourse I made her a quilt.... and ofcourse i had to make mine 2.50x2.50 mtr!!
Machine sewn and handquilted, all Kona cottons

I sewed and quilted every day, with an occasional break while waiting for fabric to arrive from the Fabric Shack.
Every day from 3 to 5 I quilted, and from 7 to 11 every evening.
I wore three iron ring thimbles out. I managed to put holes in them. When I bought new ones, the quiltshop owner asked if I perhaps was quilting night and day (jokingly)?? I could only tell her :uhh, yes..

 But I finished in time!
 It took some effort to fold it small enough for the wirebasket

 DD was very surprised and happy with my gift. She didn't expect a big quilt at all because "it's just not possible to do in just a few months"
It can, just keep calm and quilt like mad..
After I finished, I haven't touched a needle. Done with quilting.
I cleaned my sewingroom yesterday. Perhaps I'm ready to enter the quilter's world again in a few weeks.

for this "happily ever after quilt" I used the metro-ring pattern and ruler. I will show and review this in a later post!


  1. Gefeliciteerd! En jeeetje! Heb je nog wel vel op je vingers zitten met al dat quilten! De quilt is echt schitterend geworden. Knap gedaan!

  2. Chapeaux ! En wat een mooie frisse kleuren.

  3. It is beautiful!! Congratulations to your daughter. The quilting is spectacular too!!!

  4. What a beautiful quilt and congrats to your daughter! I made two double wedding ring quilts last year (two oldest daughters married four months apart!) and I handquilted the first one, but I paid a long arm quilter to quilt the second one. There are just not enough hours in the day!!

  5. lovely quilt and lovely couple!!! best wishes to all of you!