Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tropical Wedding quilt

Another completed UFO to check off the list and this was a very important one. Five years ago this month my oldest daughter got married on the beach in Jamaica and this small quilt or wall hanging was the "guest book". 

The 2 flip flop blocks were signed at her bridal showers and the palm tree block was signed by those who joined us in Jamaica.

I was so determined to hand quilt this and it kept getting set aside for a number of reasons, including some hand and wrist issues about a year ago that kept me from hand quilting. This spring I pulled it out and made a promise to myself that it would be ready to give them as a 5th anniversary gift.  I have made my goal as the last stitches have gone into this finally. I'll give it to them next week when I go to babysit while they go out to dinner to celebrate the anniversary.

There are some fun details on this quilt.  The palm tree trunk has a heart with their initials embroidered into it. There are 2 sets of flip flops appliqued on the beach, along with some starfish buttons.  

The flip flop blocks have ribbon and buttons to make them 3-D.  I used that same technique on a wall quilt in the past that hangs in my beach-themed guest bathroom, and am adding the same technique to a new row robin quilt that is nearly done.  I guess I liked that flip flop design.

I can't wait to give this gift to them finally!




4 comments:

  1. Sara, what a wonderful quilt! I love the design and it is more meaningful with the signatures from their wedding and shower. The border fabric is adorable! I'm sure they will love it and treasure it.

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  2. A perfect anniversary gift - one that will put them right back on that beach on their special day. Well done!

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  3. How cute is that to put the initials in the heart. Great job!!

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