This quilt was made for my best friend Emily and her new husband Pat. It was given to them as a wedding gift during their rehearsal dinner. The pattern is my very own design! I mean - what else would you do for your first quilt - why not just go all out an make your own pattern - and on a deadline (I'm insane). Emily and Pat had a birdcage theme for their wedding, with birdcages as the (beautiful) centerpieces. So I wanted to commemorate that in the quilt. The design just popped into my head one day, and I think I was loosely inspired by the invitations we used for Emily's bridal shower.
|The Birdcage Quilt|
The design incorporates not only the birdcage theme, but also Emily and Pat's favorite colors - pink for her and teal for him (although I took some liberties and went with a girly teal to better match the pink). I included a "block" with their names and wedding date that was embroidered by a woman I found on Etsy. I think my favorite part of the whole quilt are the two little birdies with button eyes. They are just too cute!
|Cute little birdies!|
I have aspirations to one day turn this into a pattern - it's my first (and so far only) truly, 100% unique project that I totally conceived of on my own. I need to learn more about pattern writing and see if there is a market for applique patterns. Maybe someday! In the meantime, this one will always hold a special place in my heart - my own pattern, first real quilt and for my best friends!