Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married. Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married. Gee, I really love you and we're gonna get married. Goin' to the chapel of love!
Yay, the big reveal! My friend, Clare, is getting married near the end of this month. This is the quilt I made for her. I'm so excited to be able to blog about it at last!
Clare and Nigel live in Northampton in the UK. I was so nervous about sending this through the mail. It would have cost the price of a small nation to send it with a tracking number, so I closed my eyes and crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. It took less than two weeks to arrive!
It was hard to pick what to make for Clare. In my opinion, Clare wears too much black. Actually, she is a recovering Goth, and it's a sign of her rehabilitation that she has extended herself to wearing navy! As well, Clare is deeply superstitious about green. She won't wear anything with green or have any green decor - green is unlucky. I think this quilt is perfect for Clare - it has the navy that she loves along with the pinks and yellows I wish she would wear! And nary a fleck o' green!
I love this quilt - I wanted so badly to keep it for myself, but Lindsay wouldn't let me. I used a pattern called French Garden by Heather Mulder Peterson. I love the way the Anna Maria Horner blue background worked out. This is the first time that I've made a quilt with a dark background and I like it A LOT.
I used a King Tut thread variegated in blues for the quilting.
The back is a Jennifer Paganelli print.
And how about my label? I made it in Word and printed it on one of those Printed Treasures sheets.
I called this quilt "Goin' to the Chapel", from the old Dixie Cups song. Don't you just love it? Have a listen: