Our to-do list for the wedding is still a mile long and there are so many really important things that we need to do, but I can’t help thinking about something I’ve thought about for a long time. I’ve always loved the idea of making a quilt before my wedding, to commemorate the occasion and maybe to even use for something at the wedding. Maybe it goes back to running my fingers across the quilts at my great aunt’s farmhouse, or watching How to Make an American Quilt one too many times, but it has been something buzzing in the back of my head.
Late one night this week, I started looking at designs for simple quilts that I could make. It turns out that there are some designs that you can easily do in a weekend. If I really got a good chunk of the wedding planning done and felt like we were in a good place, I could easily make this on one of the weekends when Garrett is working. I just picture us as an old married couple sitting on a porch swing someday, with this old quilt and our wedding date embroidered in the corner. I know, it’s sappy – but sometimes I’m a sappy romantic, ok?
For the first Friday Favourites of 2014, I’m sharing 5 simple designs that I’ve been looking at. The fabrics would be our wedding colours – navy, sage green and silver – and I think I’d make it into a nice throw blanket sized quilt.
This triangle quilt by Elise Blaha is really close to the colours that we both like, and I love the simple geometric design. It’s not too feminine and you can have fun with the random triangles.
3. Contrasting Colour in White
It took Daria from Glittergoods longer than a weekend to finish the quilt, but I love the squishy texture you get after it has been washed. The loopy stitching in contrasting fabric gives it a playful look too.
4. Square within a Square
5. Thick ‘n’ Thin Stripes
Mique from 30 Handmade Days shared this great striped baby quilt, that I think I could adapt into a wedding quilt with some sophisticated patterns.
What do you guys think? Am I crazy for trying to fit this into all the wedding plans? Or do you think it’s something I’ll appreciate later on?
If I do it, should I try quilting it myself? Or do the top and then take it to someone to have all the batting added on?