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Thread: Wedding Quilt

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    I'm fairly new to quilting and have been a kind of "learn as I go" quilter. I want to make a quilt for my daughters up coming wedding in October. I would love any suggestions as to "Love" themed or "Wedding" themed patterns that aren't super difficult. I've been told the wedding ring or double wedding ring is not a good idea. Possibly the lovers knot.

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    It just depends on how big you are making it. if you are just making it the size for a small wall hanging or a medium wall hanging you might want to get a a little more ambitious. But if you are doing a bed quilt you might want to go more simple. My DH's step-granny made us a wall hanging quilt for our wedding. it was beautiful and simple. it has a boy and girl kissing on it. and something else. I have it in storage because I haven't figured out how to hang it up yet. I will have to find it and take a pic of it to post. Maybe that is something that you could do. She also embroyedered our names and wedding date on it. I had wanted to have people sign it at the wedding but couldn't find the right fabric pens for people to use.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!
    I'm sure that someone on here will have some great suggestions for you!

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    How about using the same colors for the quilt as your daughter has choosen for the wedding?????
    If you are new to quilting I would stay away from curves that's why the wedding ring pattern isn't a good idea.
    You might think about a double Irish Chain.......
    Hope this helps you.... ScrapQuilter

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    Thank you so much. what a great idea.

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    Thank you. I have made an Irish Chain before.It turned out really nice. Another good idea.I'm so glad I joined.

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    The double wedding ring is possible if you use the Quiltsmart interfacing and Quilt in a Day method .

    You use the interfacing to make the arcs and then you sew that to a background fabric so you don't have all the angles to cut and sew :thumbup:

    sewnsewer2 did one for her daughter in a week :wink:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-33307-1.htm

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    Turning Twenty is the pattern I used to make my niece a wedding quilt. I made it oversized queen. Just added squares until quilt got to size I liked. I used black and white.

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    Pictures Wedding Quilt sewgull, 15 / 707
    Do a search for the above for a picture of the black and white quilt

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    I like the double Irish chain pattern. It goes together so fast and is very pretty. What a wonderful wedding gift.

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    Why not try a Celebrations Quilt. I ordered the pattern from this website.
    http://bcqonline.com/index.php?main_...roducts_id=276

    I haven't made it yet but it has templates for wedding, birthday, baby and graduation as well as numbers. This is for a wall hanging but you could add rows and make a quilt.

    Wedding Cake Quilt
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    Thank you so much. I love Quilt in a Day, will have to check it out. My daughter had the idea to do a double wedding ring in the center and then border it with the True Lovers Knot. I thought that sounded like a good idea.

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    There is another pattern using Quiltsmart which is super easy, fun and appropriate for weddings. It's called the Love Ring, which is a variation of a drunkard's path. No worries though, because there is no curved piecing and while it looks complicated, it's very easy. You can use any colors - but it's fun to use the colors of the wedding or a favorite fabric collection. I wrote the pattern for them a long time ago, so I am biased, but it turns out to be a lovely quilt.

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    http://www.quiltsmart.com/Pages/mo_love_ring.htm

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    How beautiful, thankyou so much. I can't wait to do this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrapQuilter
    How about using the same colors for the quilt as your daughter has choosen for the wedding?????
    If you are new to quilting I would stay away from curves that's why the wedding ring pattern isn't a good idea.
    You might think about a double Irish Chain.......
    Hope this helps you.... ScrapQuilter
    Yes, that's a great idea!! I made a quilt with Ohio Star for my DD and DSIL with their wedding colors. They love it, and say it reminds them of their wedding every day.

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    another great idea, thanks so much.

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