The quilt uses the church's logo appliqued on a linen background.
For the background quilting, I divided the space to mimic stained glass, as in the logo.
I had been tossing around an idea of using stripes in a Lone Star quilt when Alison Glass's Kaleidoscope Stripes were released. They seemed a great fit for what I had in mind.
The fabrics in the quilt are all yarn dyes. I used a number of Allison Glass Kaleidoscope and Kaffe Fassett shot cottons. There are also two Kona Sheen (Dazzling Blue and Green Shimmer), plus Essex Speckle in Aqua; these provide some textural contrast.
(When I first saw Kona Sheen in a shop I thought there were metallic threads interwoven in the fabric; they are actually standard Kona solids printed with a metallic overlay.)
The quilt is finished with a facing, using a tutorial by Audrey Esarey at Cotton & Bourbon.
I generally use wool batting for my quilts -- I like how the puffiness gives definition to the quilting. But for this quilt, because of the need for heavy pressing to complete the facing, I wanted to avoid wool. Instead, I used two layers of cotton batting (Quilters Dream Select). I like how well the quilting shows; the drawback is the quilt feels relatively stiff.
I quilted different designs in each segment of the quilt.
The backing, facing, and hanging sleeve are an ombre by P&B.
The mosaic is sometimes affectionately referred to as Eggbeater Jesus.
Our son Noah and his bride Taylor were married last Friday.
I made a quilt for them using colors found in their registry. A double wedding ring design seemed a natural; the color placement was inspired by a small graphic icon I saw online. I tried to keep it clean and simple based on my impression of what they might like.
I used a set of Yellowstone National Park panels and added some of my own photos printed on fabric to create this quilt.