Wedding Quilt

The wedding is done, the celebration is over. It was a lovely late afternoon when we gathered at a beautiful farm outside of St. Louis, Missouri, to celebrate the wedding of two special people. It was a ceremony full of joy, delight, and a few happy tears.

Now I can show you the final photos of the wedding quilt. It was one of my favorite quilts to make, because the fabric was so amazing to work with.

Wedding Quilt - Maureen Cracknell's Garden Dreamer fabric, pattern from Hawthorne Threads -

The quilt was a kit from Hawthorne Threads using Maureen Cracknell’s Garden Dreamer fabrics. I chose the fabric because the couple enjoys the outdoors, growing a garden, raising animals, and all sorts of things I know very little about. I thought the design on the fabrics would resonate with them.

The pattern itself was quite simple to do, so the blocks came together easily. The fabric has a beautiful hand! I absolutely loved working with it. I have a little stash leftover that I’m hoarding for now, until I decide what I want to make from it.

The quilt backing was as much fun as the front.

Wedding Quilt - backing view, Maureen Cracknell's Garden Dreamer fabric -

Here’s a picture of Connie’s beautiful quilting. She did a simple wavy line throughout the quilt. You can also get a little peek at some of the fun garden designs on the fabric.

Wedding Quilt - detail quilting -

She added some fun, playful spheres.

Wedding Quilt - quilting detail up close -

Here’s a photo of the quilting from the back.

Wedding Quilt - quilting detail up close shown on back of quilt -

The quilt finished at 60″ x 60″, a perfect size for picnics, snuggling under watching a movie, or draping over a chair. Wouldn’t it look lovely draped over a porch swing?

Wedding Quilt - Quilt kit from Hawthorne Threads using Maureen Cracknell's Garden Dreamer line -

Luke & Amanda, I had so much fun making this quilt for you. May you have many, many years of happiness together, and may the adventures continue!

Linking up today with Beth at Cooking Up Quilts and Beth at Love Laugh Quilt.

Enjoy your Monday, everyone! Happy quilting!


16 thoughts on “Wedding Quilt”

  1. I love everything about this quilt, especially the pattern. Was it exclusive to the kit or is the pattern available separately? Inquiring Shopping Sister wants to know.

    1. Well, Rose, you’re gonna be happy. The pattern is a free download on Hawthorne Thread’s site. In the search box, type Garden Dreamer, then click on one of the fabrics. When that page comes up, you’ll see the free pattern download on the page.

  2. Oh, Wendy, it’s beautiful!! And how perfect that the back is called “Love Garden” for a wedding quilt 🙂 They will treasure this for years to come, I’m sure. Such a loving and generous gift!

  3. Beautifully done! I really like how the pattern came out on your pieced back. The colors on the front really glow. What a thoughtful gift.

  4. Wendy, your quilt is beautiful. I love the colors and the backing fabric. A couple could not wish for a better gift.
    Also, I love your photos and the picnic basket, it made me feel nostalgic cause I haven’t seen a real basket like that on a long time!

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