Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Champagne Quilt

I borrowed this quilt from my good friend Sherry to use as a model to create my own Champagne quilt. Sherry has made four of these and given away three as wedding gifts. I have a niece who is getting married at the end of September, and I thought this would make a lovely wedding present for her.

Sherry used strips that finished to 1-1/2" wide in her quilt, both in the blocks and in the border. Since I'm under a time constraint here, I'm using strips that finish to 1-3/4" wide, which will give me a 12-1/4" block. An odd measurement, but it'll work just fine. Unlike Sherry, I'm adding a tan inner border, then I'll make the same piano key border. I have quite a few scrappy strips that were cut 2" wide, so I'll use those up in that border.

I'll need 49 blocks for a queen-sized quilt, and I have some made already. Since I have so many other projects ongoing right now, I thought I'd employ a Block of the Month strategy (sort of) for this quilt too. If I can make a block a day every day, I'll have all the blocks constructed by mid August. That'll give me another month to sew the blocks together, add the borders, and get it over to my good friend Koleen who is going to quilt it for me.

Doesn't that sound like a flawless plan?

9 comments:

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Good plan. Judging from your start, the quilt will be lovely!

Judy S. said...

Sounds like you're going to be very busy, Sue! This should be a nice quilt along with the others on your list!

Millie said...

Good plan...your friend's quilt is beautiful. Good luck with your own quilt.

Shari said...

I haven't heard of this neutral quilt called Champagne before - just love it. Will be a lovely wedding quilt. I love your 'so many blocks a month' plan. Hope it works out!

Candace said...

Sounds flawless to me. It's amazing I'm just looking at your Jewel Box top and the Champagne quilt, and it's amazing how they are both so different and yet both so beautiful.

Purple Pam said...

Your wedding quilt is going to be stunning. I love the bright colors in your jewel box quilt. Good job!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

This will be one gorgeous wedding quilt! It's so elegant. I look forward to seeing it all finished.

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a gorgeous quilt and perfect colours for a wedding gift. Your blocks are beautiful and your quilt too will be spectacular.

Lindy said...

I love this quilt! I have had a collection of neutrals for some time and have been trying to think of how to use them without it looking like a bland soup. Love your bolg. I am inspired by your block of the month plan.