Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Future's So Bright: Done!

I just finished this queen-sized quilt for my niece Anna, who is getting married at the end of the month. I hand-stitched the binding on, a process that often takes me a long, long time to finish. I think the trick to finishing it in 10 days, rather than 10 weeks, was downloading a good audio book to listen to on my iPod while I sewed.
I borrowed this free pattern for this wedding quilt from a blog called Crazy Mom Quilts by Amanda Jean for two reasons. First, I loved the simplicity and beauty of the design. Second, and maybe more importantly, I felt that the name of the pattern (The Future's So Bright) was absolutely perfect a wedding quilt. I pieced the quilt by machine, and had it machine-quilted by Merrie Handfinger (really!) of Sew Materialistic in Brooklyn.
My niece is a fan of red, orange and yellow, so those are the colors I chose to work with. I love the material I found for the back of the quilt, which is pictured below on the left. I also loved the orange-and-red polka-dotted fabric I found for the binding, which is also picture below on the right.


  1. The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades! Sorry, I had to say that! Very nice quilt, love the colors and the design! Good job! You did a whole lot better than me...the wedding quilt I made for my nephew and his wife was an anniversary gift!


  2. You always give terrific and thoughtful gifts. Which book were you listening to? You are an inspiration!!
    Karen Zivan

  3. THis quilt will surely be cherished! I saw the quilt in person and it is stunning.