My dear sister got married to a really great guy last September. My other sister was the maid of honor and I was the maTRON of honor, all my family was there, and there was sooo much dancing. I love those guys.
I wanted to make my sister and her husband a quilt, and I thought Jenna’s Positive Space quilt pattern would be a really good fit. Jenna is an A2MQG friend, and I have long admired this particular quilt of hers. It’s simple, but dynamic, and is a really good reason to buy a set of Kona charm squares. Her pattern gives cutting instructions for making the most of your yardage, but she also has a quilt-a-long on her blog that gives the instructions using the ever-efficient strip piecing method. This is what I did.
The only place I got stuck with the whole process was with what size to make. There’s something in my head about a wedding gift quilt that says, “It should be big! It’s for their marriage bed!” And, a bed quilt is a nice traditional present. But really, wouldn’t I be assuming a lot there? Maybe they just really would rather sleep with a comforter. And yes, a bed quilt is also bigger and therefore more effort. I decided to make a throw, and I think that’s a good thing for the way we really live. It can hang around my sister’s living room and get snuggled in and draped and grabbed without anyone having to make a real decision about it. I want it to get used.
PS – Jenna’s original Positive Space quilt will be at QuiltCon – exciting!