Tuesday 22 May 2012

Wedding Quilt

I personally thought this day would never come. Nor did the people who kept asking me about the quilt I had told them I would make about two years ago. The back story? I asked everybody at our wedding to bring a piece of fabric that I was going to make into a memory quilt to remind Marco and me of the day and of all the people that shared it with us.

So we got married, people gave me special fabrics, and then this fabric just sat around for nearly 24 months. I was kind of apprehensive to start on the quilt. It is going to be my first one, and I was so afraid of messing it up. But now I will tackle it! It is still daunting, especially as there are quite a few materials like silk and wool that you would probably normally not quilt with. But I have managed a few smaller patchwork projects over the past months, and succeeding with those have given me the confidence to start something bigger. So far, I have only taken photos to catalogue who gave us which fabric, and washed all the pieces so that the finished blanket will not shrink. And yay! All the fabric survived! I will keep you up to date on the progress. Wish me luck!

Canadian friends gave us fabric that they used for their furniture.
My grandparents gave me a piece of corduroy from dungarees I had as a child. 
My friend Saskia made a quilt block especially for us.
My uncle (via my Mama) donated a piece of my old room's curtains.
My colleague and his wife gave us a Chinese silken handkerchief.
This is a fragment of a skirt my Mama made me when I was little.
My friend Susi brought a piece of window decorating fabric from the bookshop that we used to work at together.
Our friend John once made this batique that should have become a cushion but will no go in the quilt.

My aunt surprised us with a fabric remnant of the dress that she wore as a bridesmaid at my parent's wedding.
My friend Abi parted with a whole thoughtful collection that included her son's first hat.

Now I cannot wait to cut squares out of all these!


© Text & Photos - Annika - All The Live Long Day (unless otherwise stated).


  1. What a fabulous idea! I really want to make a quilt one day as well! I am sure you can do it and it will be wonderful! Can't wait to see the finished quilt! Have fun! xxx

  2. This is such a great idea! really special! very curious to see what it will look like once you are done :-) xxx

  3. This is so awesome. I love the idea of this for a great and useful wedding keepsake. I would love to do something like this at my wedding, but I'm fully aware of my sewing limitations and I don't think I'd be able to push myself like you have. Keep it up girl, I bet it will be the best quilt in the world!


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