Today I’m sharing a very special family quilt. I call it "Champagne and Roses", and I made it to celebrate my Sister-in-Law! She is traveling to Vegas today, sitting next to the man of her dreams, preparing to share vows and celebrate their endless love!!
Congratulations Ellen & Nick, we love you both,
and wish you many years of wedded bliss!
I came up with the inspiration to make this after seeing a small yellow barn quilt on an old country road in Iowa. Ellen has always loved red, and she has 4 grown children and it seemed like those 4 stars represented her family becoming one in the center. I had a lot of fun making this one, and photographing it! (her brother is behind the quilt and we laughed a lot that day dragging that quilt around a beautiful Catholic church in the rain LOL)
When I make quilts, it's not just fabric and colors, there is a lot of thought that goes into the fine details. There are a lot of memories in those 3 layers for me, and I almost always shed a few tears when I make a special family quilt. I have been in their family for many years now, and it hasn't always been pretty, but I hope she knows no matter where we all live in the world, we love all of them very much!
Ellen and Nick, we hope you have a wonderful time in Vegas,
and can't wait to see pictures!!
Pattern was my creation using simple half square triangles with
two red layer cakes from The Fat Quarter Shop:
Project Red Layer Cake Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics Moda-5680LCRed Carpet Essentials 10 Karat Mini-Gems Wilmington Prints Wilm-Q510-32-510
WE LOVE YOU!!
Hey Y'all, I'm Gina Tell! I live on Lake Travis just North of Austin Texas. I'm a full time long arm quilter and lover of all this art and outdoors!!