Monday, May 04, 2009

The African Wedding Quilt

Is Finished -- well the top is finished. I am thrilled that it is finished a very happy with how it turned out. The panels that the bride wanted in the quilt are on the sides and I off set them because I didn't like the way they looked at the same eye level. I am going to talk to the long arm quilter about putting some decorative stitching in the black panels on the side - or I may decide to put a bit of applique there instead. I will decide after talking to the long arm quilter.

A few pictures of how it fits a queen sized bed. It is a little long and narrow but I find it fits the bed nicely.

I put a narrow piano key border on the bottom and a wider piano key border on the sides.

I think I need a better name than the "African Wedding Quilt" Any suggestions?

We have been busy here as we have decided to do a bit of a kitchen renovation - which is growing into a bit more of an event - as all renovations do I guess. We went out all day Friday to look at fireplaces --- what do fireplaces have to do with kitchens. Ah yes - it is growing!! Even though the wedding is not until October I really wanted to get the top finished an off to be quilted before I have to give up my quilting room to storing all the living room furniture - which seems to be where the kitchen renovation is going.......
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  1. What a gorgeous quilt Pam! Very striking with the black.

  2. I love the quilt. Where did you get the African fabrics? They are wonderful!

  3. Lovely quilt Pam! Great Fabrics! You have Marvellous Hands Dear Friend!
    Hugs and Kisses! Andrea

  4. Just gorgeous Pam, I love the fabrics, and the way you've put them together is just lovely.
    Choosing a name is going to be hard - I don't know why, but I keep coming up with the words Serengeti and Savannah, but I don't know what to do with them.

  5. uh.. who's quilt is this ? I likes it a lot.. I wants it.. but I know not who it is for. Is it for me?!

  6. Hi Pam,
    I think it should be called _ the African Queen" as it is so regal and royal looking. It is gorgeous _ I love how you bordered it- I will look forward to seeing how it is quilted..
    Good Luck with the Kitchen Renos- it sounds it will be an exciting project.
    Don't work too hard..

  7. Wow! It's stunning!

  8. This is an awesome quilt Pam - love the color combinations!

  9. It's amazing and wonderful, I don't have a name suggestion at all, though. Well done, Pam!

  10. BTW I tagged you in two Blog posts! Keep up would you

  11. The quilt looks wonderful! Is it for moi? I don't have a name for it! I like the one you've been using "African Wedding"! Hunter is cute! Have fun renovating! Cheers!

  12. I love the top and I love the borders. Sorry can't give you any help with a name. I'm not very good at choosing names for quilts.