Love Quilt

Love quilt

My little brother had a very good friend get married this summer and he asked if I could make them a quilt.  I had this quilt top in my sewing room when he asked, and when he saw it he thought it would be perfect.  So I got to work quilting.  He requested that the quilting have horseshoes in it (was part of their wedding decor), so I did a simple stipple with occasional horseshoes.  The horseshoes are about 4″ in size.
Hidden Horse shoes
The letters for the smaller words were made using the Refrigerator Magnets pattern from Elizabeth Hartman that I modified to make the letters a little wider.  The LOVE in the middle I drew up my own patterns for.  Each letter in LOVE is 15″ finished!
Love Quilt Back
On the back of the quilt I used a solid brown, then appliqued on a heart with the bride and groom’s names with their wedding date.  When I quilted this part, I kept the heart shape, so you can see the outline of the heart on the front!

I finished off the quilt with a machine binding and it is ready to head off to its new home.
Love quilt
Quilt stats:

Size” 60 x 60″ (unwashed)

Fabric top: Essex linen in Ivory, Kona cotton in Azure and melon.

Binding: Sketch in Aqua

Backing: Kona cotton Brown.

Linking up the Needle and Thread Thursday, TGIF and Finish it up Fridays.

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