Wedding Season at Quilt Block Mania

1 Feb

QBM Feb 22Fellow Quilters,

Welcome to February and this month’s Quilt Block Mania blog tour.  In my area February brings longer sunnier days (January is quite overcast with lots of snow – especially this year!) and the promise of Spring.  And Spring brings the beginning of wedding season, the theme for this month’s Quilt Block Mania organized by Carolina at AlwaysExpectMoore.com.

The palette for this month’s blocks is soft and delicate – vanilla, blush pink, and misty aqua in various shades.  I found the perfect match of colors in Northcott’s Toscana suede-texture blenders. (PS.  There might be a Toscana giveaway at the end of this post.)

Classic weddings can be formal affairs, with the groom and his entourage wearing tuxedos and bowties, so my block has some of those bowties, and a simple appliqued heart – for the romance of the day of course!  Here is Tying the Knot.

Patti Carey - Tying the Knot

Tying the Knot by Patti’s Patchwork

These bowties are 3-dimensional – the knot is floating!  This adds nice texture to the block and is surprisingly easy to do.  In my instructions I used a different fabric for the bowtie so that you would be able to see the contrast of the front and back of the bowtie fabric.  The pictures are from my Wall Street Wardrobe pattern which you can find here.  You can find the Tying the Knot instructions

here.

Fifteen other designers are also sharing their blocks with you – you can find them here:

Wedding Dress Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
With This Ring by Inquiring Quilter
Wedding cake by Powered By Quilting
Loopy Hearts by Becca Fenstermaker
Tying the Knot by Patti’s Patchwork
Car with Wedding Couple by Appliques Quilts and More
True Lover’s Knot by Mom and Me Quilting Co.
Vintage Hankie Dress Quilt Block by Kaye Collins
Wedding Invitation Quilt Block by Julia of Inflorescence
Wedding Chapel by QuiltFabrication
Lucky horseshoe charm by Sue Griffiths
Apple Blossom Quilt Block by Scrapdash
Solitaire by Penny Spool Quilts
Something New by Perkins Dry Goods
Courthouse steps by Sew Joy Creations
Hearts Aflutter by Blue Bear Quilts

Just for fun I mocked up a nice-sized lap quilt with Tying the Knot.  This is 47” x 59” – I think it would make a lovely signature quilt for a wedding.

Tying the Knot lap quilt 47x59

Tying the Knot lap quilt is 47″ x 59″

Have you ever made a quilt for a wedding gift?  I have done 2 wedding-themed patterns:  Circle of Love is a classic double wedding ring, and White Lace and Promises is based on a block called English Wedding.  I have made 3 quilts as wedding gifts and I have 2 waiting to be made.  Leave a comment below telling me about your wedding quilt story for a chance to win a 2yd packet of Toscana.  Please comment by midnight February 7.

I have been working behind the scenes on an exciting feel-good project that I can now share with you.  The For the Brave and With Glowing Hearts Quilt-alongs are starting in 4 short weeks.

IG postIG post imageSign-ups are now open for this 10-month Block-of-the-month Quilt-along.  I’ll be sending out a preliminary newsletter with details in the next week or two – sign up now so you don’t miss out.  The quilt-along is free and chock-a-block full of great tips as we make this special quilt.  Simply purchase the pattern at your local quilt shop (you can find the fabrics there as well) or from Patti’s Patchwork.  You can find all the details here.  I’d love to have you quilt-along with me 😊

Cheers,

Patti

11 Responses to “Wedding Season at Quilt Block Mania”

  1. Sandra Cassidy February 1, 2022 at 6:30 am #

    I have made two wedding quilts. One for each of my daughters and I hand quilted them.

  2. Sandy Allen February 1, 2022 at 7:48 am #

    Love your block! It would make a cute baby quilt too! I have made one wedding quilt. It was for my hubby’s niece. It was red and white. I did wash it before giving it to her and none of the reds bled. So happy for that!

    My wedding quilt from my grandma is my special quilt. It is a “baby” flower garden and is all satin and hand quilted. It comes out during the spring every year.

    • Patti February 1, 2022 at 9:48 am #

      My wedding quilt from my Nana is my very first quilt, also hand quilted, and is a treasure! What a wonderful remembrance 🙂

  3. Karen Addleman February 1, 2022 at 9:21 am #

    I made wall hanging size quilts for each of my husband’s nephews(3) and niece. My niece is getting married this year and I am working on her quilt now.

  4. Lori Smanski February 1, 2022 at 9:47 am #

    this is pretty and fun. thanks for sharing. yes I can see lace in this pattern.

  5. Cathy B. February 2, 2022 at 9:28 am #

    Have only made one wedding quilt, and ugh. The bride wanted a rag quilt so I experimented with some seams ragged to emphasize the heart blocks and the other seams not. Although didn’t feel it was my best work, I finished it. Wish I had a better story to tell!

  6. Cyndy Lipe February 2, 2022 at 10:44 pm #

    I have only made 1 wedding quilt for my husband’s niece, but I have made Signature Wall Quilt’s for 3 other people using snowball blocks and their announcement as the center block.

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