Friday, February 20, 2015

A Little Wedding Quilt


I want to begin by saying Thank You times a million to everyone for your wonderful comments about our wedding day. Both Mr Daisy and I feel very touched to received so many heartfelt comments and both agree that your lovely words have added to the magic of our day. 


So now that you've seen the wedding photos I can share the little quilt I made in honour of the occasion

At 20in square it's just a little quilt, but then it was only a little wedding so it suits perfectly
It has a few little details that I'll point out...



Firstly I used the ribbon that I saved from the wedding bouquet. When I made the ribbons I simply cut 1.5in wide strips from some pretty Denyse Schmidt fabric. I left the edges raw for a natural look. Oh so pretty!!

After the wedding I took the ribbons off and washed them. I was inspired by the way they were creased and wrinkled and decided to play with that effect. Soon they became a big ruffled heart.


I had a bit left over so it was tacked it on the side. 

The Love letters were made from the gingham fabric bow that decorated our wedding cake knife. 

And the little heart is a mix of the fabrics. Cut with raw edges, layered and tacked down with big stitches. 

The white heart is cut out of one of Mr Daisy's old white shirts. No, not the one he wore on the day, No matter how tempted I was I wouldn't do that. It was an older shirt that that he'd thrown out but I had grabbed for my stash. I thought it was an apt representation of his wedding shirt. 

The background fabric is one I found on Spoonflower a few years ago. It was just right to conjure up memories of the bunting we had fluttering in the trees. 

Some spare sequins that came with my dress were sewn onto the quilt, along with some daisies because daisies are fun.

The two butterflies came from some fabric that fell out of my cupboard when I was looking for something else. I thought they'd look good so I added them to the quit. Then started to think that the butterflies were a little bit 'Too cute' so I unpicked them ... but the quilt just didn't look right without them so I gave in, said "Righto" and sewed them back on. I sometimes think quilts have their own idea of how they want to look. 

Believe it or not I couldn't find a single orange or cream rose fabric anywhere in my stash so in the end I settled on these big blousey roses for the backing. They might not be the right colour but they capture the essence of beautiful blooms I had in my flowers. 

 So that's my little memento quilt.
A ruffly heart set against a colourful bunting, with gingham love and two butterflies flying amongst sequins and daisies. I think it sums up the day quite nicely, don't you?

48 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Sums it up perfectly dear RAchael! The butterflies are way too cute and love being there on your quilt! Those big roses are gorgeous....I just had a whiff of rose scent come over me whilst looking at that backing!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Sums it up perfectly dear RAchael! The butterflies are way too cute and love being there on your quilt! Those big roses are gorgeous....I just had a whiff of rose scent come over me whilst looking at that backing!

Catherine said...

Genius! What a lovely memento.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

The perfect little wedding moment quilt - just gorgeous Rachael!

shez said...

Hi Rachael this little quilt is gorgeous and so special with all those memories,well done its beatiful xx

Sandi said...

Lovely remembrance of your special day. Enjoy.

rebecca said...

Perfect story quilt, perfect size, pefect memento!

O'Quilts said...

U r so good to make us all feel like we were right there with you making memories

Heather said...

I just love your little quilt. Such a wonderful memory of your special day. Perfect!

Pamela Neal said...

What a beautiful memento from your equally beautiful wedding. You are such an inspiration!

smazoochie said...

A sweet remembrance of your (the two of you Daisys) day!
I love the papel picado fabric! Heading to Spoonflower now.

Quilts on Bastings said...

I love it Rachael - you are so creative!

Judy said...

What a wonderful small quilt full of remembrances from your special day!

Mary said...

So sweet! And what a special way to remember the day! It's just perfect!

Marlene said...

What a wonderful creation and a fantastic way to keep and showcase those special items from your wedding day.

jednoiglec said...

Wonderful quilt! And congrats on the wedding! I've seen the photos and you have got very romantic and gorgeous wedding!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Thank you Pamela, for such a lovely comment. I had fun making this little quilt and finding a way to incorporate the different keepsakes.

Terry said...

Joyful memories from a joyous day. Very quilterly

Linda said...

Lovely little quilt and it will be such a lovely memory for you. Thank you for "talking us through" the different elements.

Karen S said...

This is delightful. Your quilt is gorgeous. You make me wish I had been interested in quilting all those years ago when we were married.No, I will not do it again just to make a quilt!

Janet said...

How beautiful and such a great idea for. Moments. Your wedding photos made me shed a tear. May you both live happily ever after!

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

Your quilt is fantastic dear Rachael! The idea is so great! I love the butterflies....
Hugs, Deborah

Patchwork and Play said...

What a delightful idea Rachael! I love every aspect of it- even the 'too cute' butterflies! I agree with Karen-you are so creative!

pennydog said...

Brilliant!

Sharon said...

So sweet! Great memento and congratulations

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh, so pretty and heartfelt. What a great idea to make a momento quilt from bits of the day. Surely you'll treasure it forever.

audrey said...

What a sweet, precious quilt! Love the idea of a wedding momento quilt. I did save my wedding bouquet flower bits in an enclosed frosted crystal heart, but never thought to do anything with the ribbons etc.

Janice said...

A perfect memento of a perfect day.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Well, that blew me away! Such detail and the shirt background for the heart had the buttons on it! Yes, thank you for making us 'feel at home' with you on your Wedding Day. What a treat.
Now, for some cake...........

leanne said...

so pretty and such a wonderful memory quilt - I just love how you explain your thought process - thanks for sharing :)

Quiltbenaco said...

Grande!

Un ricordo stupendo!

Ciao

Quilting Dee said...

Just perfect , a lovely memory quilt! Love the process! Such a happy quilt!

Barb said...

Oh Rachael - what a lovely keepsake you have made to mark your special day. I love all the sweet touches from the day, especially the ribbon and sequins. The butterflies are lovely.
This is just a romantic treasure -
xo

Cindy Maki said...

Simply beautiful and such a wonderful way to keep the memory of the day alive. And, yes those butterflies definitely belong on that little quilt. Don't they just seem to represent you and Mr. Daisy? Yes, Yes, I think they do!! LOL.

Katy Cameron said...

I love all the little elements in this, perfect representation of the day :o)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

It sure does! What a wonderful reminder it will be for you and Mr. Daisy!

Helen L said...

so lovely, and what a wonderful way to commemorate your special day! I love how you put in all the different elements from the wedding day: so pretty! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Karen said...

Brilliant idea! What a great way to incorporate things from your wedding into a quilt. It will be a wonderful momento of your wedding. I hope its hanging on your wall already.

the girlfriend gap said...

Very Sweet Rachael. The butterflies remind me of the beauty of the outdoor wedding and that God has created you for each other. 2 Cocoons that have now been transformed into two beautiful people sharing life together. Thanks for sharing.
Janita

tracie @ beets+birch said...

beautiful and so special! i smiled, butterflies are a very special, a reoccurring symbol in my life. lovely!

gpc said...

Sweet. :)

Shay said...

And this is why I love reading your blog. You come up with the best and most romantic ideas. What a wonderful way to have a permanent reminder of your beautiful day.

Vickie said...

You've made a perfect memento of your wonderful happy day !

Allie said...

How perfect is that, and so perfectly you - every detail is wonderful! I really think the backing fabric goes wonderfully, too, you made a superb work of art to commemorate your day!

roccagal said...

just the perfect capper for that perfect wedding-I luv all the personal touches and the butterflies are a great representation of the 2 of you!!!!

Linda said...

Hi. I just found your blog as a result of Wendy at Shiny Happy World. Your Happy as a Clamshell is amazing. Can you tell me--do you leave the blocks as circles or trim them to the clamshell shape?
Thanks.

Dawn said...

Wonderful! Congratulations on your marriage.
I enjoyed all of the special meanings you worked into the piece.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a perfect memento of your special day! I love all the symbolism!

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