Monday, February 6, 2012

nicole's quilt

a good chunk of my high school friends got married this last year. yay for them! now they all just need to start having babies so i don't feel like such an old lady:) i've known nicole since 7th grade and i have fond memories of staying up late talking about matt trettin. that boy stole her heart freshman year of high school and he's had it ever since. that's right people, they've been together for over 12 years! they both saw me through many boyfriends, stupid mistakes, and lots of fun. i love those two. they had a beautiful wedding in california in september, which i unfortunately couldn't make. need proof? check out this amazing wedding video!

their wedding colors were purple and orange, so i went with those for their wedding quilt.
i decided on some wonky block with white sashing in between:

the pictures aren't amazing, but you get the idea. i didn't know it would be so difficult to find cute orange and purple fabric! apparently they aren't the most popular colors. they should be though, because look how cute they turned out together. for the backing, i asked nicole if she wanted to incorporate the fabric she used on her tables, so she sent me 4 cloth napkins worth and here's how the back turned out:

i love the quilt, but had a very difficult time quilting it myself. i did about a gazillion horizontal straight lines. i just can't seem to figure out centering the back when i quilt myself and basting is a mess for me! the quilt sandwich is never pulled taunt enough!  anyone have any tips for me?! 

besides quite a few mistakes on the quilt, i loved the color combination inspired from nicole and matt's wedding and hope they will enjoy it. so sad i couldn't make their wedding, but i feel so lucky to have known them as a couple from the beginning. congrats you two!!!


The Lingo Family said...

So super cute. Love Love this one!

Nicole Trettin said...

Shay, We love the quilt so much! Thank you for all your hard work on it!!! Love and miss you tons!

Carlos said...

so i am not the only one that takes bad pictures of quilts?

Kelly said...

The quilts you make are all so different but I have LOVED every single one! You're amazing, I'll say it again. xo