I’m so happy to finally share this finish… it was completed a couple months ago (and documented weekly in WIP Wednesday posts along the way) but it’s been gifted and received so I can finally share it on the blog.
Modern Maples Marriage
This week we’re traveling to Toronto for my aunt’s wedding, and as soon as we started planning our trip I also started planning to make something for a wedding present. My soon-to-be uncle is Canadian, and their wedding colors are navy and off-white, so I put two & two together to come up with this maple leaf quilt. It was really fun to make a traditional pattern in a limited color scheme, something I haven’t done before. I used Amanda Woodward-Jennings’s free Modern Maples pattern but used Diary of a Quilter’s version as inspiration for the layout. This a a great pattern for precuts, so I had fun picking out 12 blue fat quarters from JoAnn’s… it was only at the very end that I realized I had chosen two of the same print… oops! I decided to leave it in, and you’ll probably see that I made another mistake with one of the blocks in the layout, but I’m all about accepting the “charm” of handmade!
In one of the blank squares, I improv-pieced the wedding date using Tonya Ricucci’s Word Play technique. I used my favorite QAYG method with straight line quilting on either side of the nine-patch seams for each block, then attached the backing with a simple straight line grid. I went with a solid backing to keep it simple, and cheater binding to finish it all up.
I really loved making this quilt for the happy couple, and I’m even more excited for the wedding day… in just a couple days!
It looks right at home, doesn’t it?!
I’m linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish Friday!