You may remember that just before my surgery, during Mid-Atlantic Mod and the week afterward I pushed hard to finish my Denyse Schmidt wedding sampler top. Well, it was finished beautifully by my longarmer up in New York and I was able to take it with me on the plane to Santa Fe, New Mexico when I went to their wedding in June.
I took some photos of the quilt in Rock Creek Park here in DC and I was also able to talk my guild mates into holding up the quilt in the rain after one of our meetings so I could get a full shot.
The quilt is all Denyse Schmidt fabrics and the blocks are a mix of those from the book Vintage Quilt Revival and 501 Rotary Cut Blocks. To make it king-sized I made 36 on point with square-in-a-square setting squares in between and on the edges. I love how it came out. The quilting is an organic leaf shaped meander that gives amazing texture to this quilt. My friend really liked antique-type quilts, so this is really a reproduction antique in a way. They are all classic blocks, made with fabric that is inspired by feed sacks and other vintage fabric, and quilted in a way that gives great texture. I’m thrilled with how it came out and I think my friends really like the quilt.
name: Denyse Schmidt Wedding Quilt
size: king-size, approximately 102″ square
pattern: Blocks from Vintage Quilt Revival and 501 Rotary Cut Blocks
fabrics: various prints from Denyse Schmidt’s lines both for Free Spirit and JoAnn’s.
quilting: Leaf meander longarmed by Sarah R.