leah & will’s wedding quilt

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This past May, one of my best friends from growing up got married! Leah was my very first friend in Montclair, and I’ve really loved getting to know Will over the last few years. They are such a great couple and it was so fun celebrating their love this past spring!

I was super excited to get started on a quilt for Leah and Will’s wedding gift. Leah loves the color coral, and I thought pulling in shades of navy and grey would make the overall palette a bit more neutral. I’ve also become obsessed with half-square triangles, and I thought that Leah and Will would appreciate the classic-ness of this design.

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Most of the fabric is Dear Stella – a mix between in-house prints (including some serious oldies!) and designs by Rae Ritchie and Wee Gallery.  Instead of using solid white I pulled a variety of low-volume prints and I freakin’ love this look.

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I have way more space in Philly (including an entire sewing room!) so basting this was much less painless than it was in BK. I typically use a mix between spray basting and pin basting and it worked really well with this guy.

Here I am looking like a giant.

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Once this was pieced and basted, the actual quilting process went by pretty quickly. I really am so happy with how this turned out. Here are some close-ups!

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When I was still at DS, Rae was working on an adorable label print – and a few weeks after I moved my former boss sent me a panel! I chose a simple lil’ label for this quilt and I think it’s so sweet. Ah!

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Leah recently texted me a cozy photo of her drinking tea under this quilt, and it made my heart so warm! Making and giving quilts is one of my favorite FEELINGS, and seeing them being used is even better.

Anyways. Here I am lookin’ pleased as punch while Dan helped me take photos and our neighbors looked on in confused wonder.

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