Farfalle Wedding Quilt

A good friend from college got married in April, just as we were moving to our new house and so we weren’t able to attend the wedding. I knew I wanted to make her a wedding quilt but it took a while to get settled before I was able to. This quilt was mostly made in the month of August, however it took me a little while to get it in the mail to the recipient so it is only showing its face here on the blog now that I know it is in her hands.

I got the idea from Ashley at Film in the Fridge and you can see her version of this quilt here. She calls it Flying Farfalle after the pasta shape.

Basically I sewed strips on the corners of white squares. I had three color piles: blue, green, and red/purple. To make sure I had variety, I sewed from one color pile onto the corners of one third of the squares. Then I divided the squares up again evenly and sewed blue, green, or red/purple on the other side. I laid out the squares at random, just moving things around so no two same pattern triangles touched.
I made a stripe down the back with the fabrics I used for the colored corners on the front.I machine quilted for the first time, and you can see my diagonal lines aren’t in the least bit straight, but I think it goes with the funky angles of the bow-ties on the front of the quilt.
I bound it with the green paisley you see next to the colored blocks. It is a lap quilt and measures 47″ x 70″. I like the design a lot and may even make a queen size for our bed someday.

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9 Responses to Farfalle Wedding Quilt

  1. meemsnyc says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous quilt. My husband gave me a sewing machine for Christmas and one of the things I want to learn is how to quilt. How did you learn? Do you know of any good online resources?

  2. Marcia says:

    Nice to see it finished. What did Abby think of it?

  3. Annie's Granny says:

    Emily, that is beautiful! It's a gift she should cherish for life, and pass down to her descendants.

  4. Daphne says:

    That must take a lot of time to complete. I've always thought about making a quilt, but never wanted to put in the time to do it.

  5. Emily says:

    Thanks for all the compliments.

    mmemsync, I just started sewing. There are books out there that help and give ideas, or specific techniques, but usually I end up making it up as I go along. It just takes practice. Right now I'm working on another made of jeans and corduroy. Its no where close to my original plan but I keep changing ideas based on how things look. I'll share it in November after that wedding.

  6. Annie's Granny says:

    "I'm working on another made of jeans and corduroy"

    I hope it's shades of green corduroy. Then it truly would be "greens & jeans" ;-)

  7. Emily says:

    Good one Annie's Granny :)

    Well the quilt is close to what you describe. The corduroy is blue and gray. I did buy green for the back :)

    I named my blog 'greens and jeans' because it was to be about gardening (greens) and I liked to craft out of jeans. There hasn't been as much jeans as I thought there'd be, but plenty of other crafts :)

  8. mac says:

    Gorgeous quilt, what a thoughtful gift, the bride would cherish it forever.

  9. foodgardenkitchen says:

    What a nice piece of handwork and a wonderful gift!

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