My daughter got married to a most wonderful man on October 15, 2011. As many modern couples do these days, they had pictures taken before the ceremony and so the first time he saw her in her wedding gown, they were outside instead of in the church. This wedding was on a beautiful fall day. The ceremony was in the afternoon. The reception hall was decorated (by friends and family) with fall flowers and candles. We made napkins by serging the edges of fabric to add some other fun fall color to the tables.
The reception hall was a park building that had large glass windows and a stone fireplace. It felt magical, as though we were outside. When the party was over, we collected all the fabric napkins with the idea that I would make the happy couple a quilt out of them. (Yes, I washed them first!) Here they are:
|All 150 of them!|
|Notebook for my mother-in-law.|
|Isn't it pretty?|
I assume that it is called "Single Girl" because the rings do not interconnect. However, as I look at the Single Girl Quilts that others have made and posted on Flickr or Pinterest, I can see that plenty of people make them up as wedding quilts. The quilting can add that interlocking component.
|Blocks laid out on my rug.|
It seemed to take me forever to make those center two blocks. I strip pieced the fabrics and then laid them all out in order to make sure that I cut them right to get the alternating striped pattern that I wanted.
I was very careful to pick up each one and orient it the right way when I cut it so that it would form this pattern when I sewed it together. I did this meticulously for all 8 blocks and then I took them to the ironing board to press them, and guess what?