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Thread: Tonga Nature Wedding Quilt

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    Tonga Nature Wedding Quilt

    Well, as promised it is done and I am going to try to include some pictures of it, hopefully that is an easy process! I thought long and hard about what to name the quilt. I often ask the kids about their memories and it seems that the best ones always start with "when we were in Sicily..."....so the quilt got it's name "Sicilian Romance".

    On the label, I included the name of the quilt, their names, wedding date, a phrase (in Italian) saying "may all your dreams come true!" and signed it.

    The pattern is Tonga Nature Quilt by Wing & A Prayer. If you make this quilt, please go to their website for the error list. I made this one with batiks, but different from the ones in the pattern. I have never had to choose this many fabrics for a quilt before....usually just a few. I was so nervous, but am totally pleased with the outcome!

    It is a wedding quilt for my son who is to be married March 15. I have also made assorted throw pillows and pillowcases to match. I think this and a gift card to JCP to get some sheets and a bedskirt will be a nice wedding gift.

    Quilt was pieced by me and quilted by Charisma (here on the board)...kudos to her for making it really pop!
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    I am sure it is beautiful and yes it sounds like a wonderful wedding gift. Just wish I could see a picture.

    Kat

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    I tried to put pictures in, but they all failed....still working on it....
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    work faster!!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I'm looking forward to seeing this quilt too ... perhaps Charisma has already posted pics of it, and you can direct us to that link?
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    Pictures....finally! Thanks all for the help!
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    It is gorgeous.

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    Wow!!! That's beautiful! Very very nice.

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    You have definetely created a Beautiful quilt that will be treasured for many, many years. Thanks for sharing.
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    Stunning - I am sure they will love it
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    Fantabulous!
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    That is such a beautiful quilt. You both did amazing work.

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    It's breathtaking! I love the colors. I know your son and DIL will treasure it always. Hope they know how lucky they are to receive such a work of love and art. Kudos to you!
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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    OMG!!! This is a jaw dropper! What a nice gift.
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    Absolutely gorgeous! wonderful colors and piecing!

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    Well done!! I'm sure the happy couple will love it!
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    Outstanding!
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    Wow---it is gorgeous

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    STUNNING! I just love that quilt!
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    I quilt on my INNOVA long arm. I own an 18 & 26.

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    Absolutely beautiful! I didn't see any previous post so I'm wondering, is it a king size and how long did it take you?
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    That is very pretty.

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    It is a queen size, 98 x 108 inches. About four months to make it, I had to learn a few new processes with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by fxsts93kf View Post
    Absolutely beautiful! I didn't see any previous post so I'm wondering, is it a king size and how long did it take you?
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    Wow! It's lovely!!!!
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