Monday, April 27, 2009

Marimekko Wedding Quilt

Last week when I participated in the online quilt festival, this quilt wasn't finished, but the final stitches were sewn on the train to Moscow last Thursday night and even in the hotel there! This is my new favorite quilt to share, but I can't wait until the second annual online event! It's made of all Marimekko fabrics (including the binding) from my February shopping spree (with Kona white around the blocks - and some random non-Marimekko pieces on the back), totals 89"x89", and has cotton/bamboo batting. It's the largest quilt I've ever quilted on my Bernina - and only the second double/queen-sized quilt I've ever finished. I have a few other Marimekko projects underway and hope to have photos here soon!

The wedding itself was fabulous - my oldest friend and his terrific new wife. I can't even begin to describe it. In summary: fabulous people, friends new and old; ridiculous amounts of champagne, vodka, caviar, and Lays potato chips; photos in Red Square; rented minibuses and wedding traffic; Ave Maria and the Hora. Think the USSR meets Vegas meets Massachusetts.

31 comments:

Nichole said...

wow! the large scale prints in those squares has a really great effect. this is a beautiful wedding gift! :)

Dolores said...

What a special friend to get a wonderfully colourful quilt. Well done.

Heather said...

That is a beautiful quilt, you did a great job. And the fabric is amazing.

floribunda said...

What a wonderful collection of colors and patterns -- a great quilt!

Jodie said...

love the quilt, well done!

Vicki W said...

What a great application of large scale prints!

Nines said...

Great quilt!

Brenda said...

I love this wedding quilt. Simple designs with classic fabrics, so fresh and effective!

Britt said...

i want it! tell dave he better use it! seems like you did that quickly.

Ruth's Place said...

Gorgeous!! Simply stunning.

linda p said...

it's so lovely!! what a lucky couple.

Anonymous said...

It really is pretty!
The birch part on the back is the "Tüpfelchen auf dem i"!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

beautiful quilt - you did such a great job and what a marvelous gift. wheee, that sounds like a remarkable trip.

Janet said...

That's a fantastic quilt, the large scale fabrics look so good. Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

Clare said...

Jen - this is stunning. Well done you.

A wedding in Moscow. How cool is that!

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely quilt! That wedding sounds like it was fun!

BTW They had a hedgie poster (Generic "work" poster from the 1950's I think) on Antiques Roadshow & made me think of you...

Andrea said...

I love it! I have this fun, fun pea pod fabric I want to do something with and this is getting ideas flowing. Thanks for sharing!!!

Guðrún said...

The quilt is gorgeous.

stringplay said...

Absolutely fabulous! LOVE all the color (and I'm not even usually a color person). Very nice.

dot said...

What a great quilt. They are a blessed couple to receive this. What a great gift. I love it.

Sølvi's blog said...

Den marimekkoquilten din ble flott. Modig du som tør mixe alle disse stoffene.

Janice said...

I LOVE Marimekko! You did a fabulous job!

Dzen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Wow!

Fulvia Luciano, artist said...

What a lovely and visually exciting quilt!

ivoryspring said...

WOW - the colors are so vibrant!

Kristin L said...

This is a totally fun quilt! The big squares and simple design show off teh large scale fabrics so well!

Pille said...
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katrina said...

i feel a bit like a broken record, but what a GORGEOUS quilt! and what a lucky friend. :)

Vivika said...

Your use of the Merimeko is inspired... it is always so fresh and bright and reminds me of my childhood in the 60's...

Vivika in USA

Donna said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I have been searching for a pattern for my brother's wedding quilt and am wondering what you used for a pattern for this. Or is it your own design? Love the Marimekko!
Donna

Kate said...

My daughter has requested that I make a quilt like this one only smaller, like a throw. Was this your design or is there a pattern? Thank you, Kate