Pixelated Heart

Friday, September 16, 2016

My best friend is getting married today and I couldn't be happier for her. She's marrying the man that completes her puzzle, who is there for her and her children and who is a best friend and support system - which is what we all need. I'm so happy she found Matt and that he found her...because she's pretty darn awesome. She's my best friend ever...someone I know I can count on to not judge me and just be there for me through thick and thin. We can talk for 10 minutes or 2 hours and it's seamless, funny and real.

So for their wedding gift, I wanted to make something that they would cherish forever and be reminded of their wedding day and love forever. Something that could be displayed on a wall, a bed, a couch and be passed down from generations to generations. A useful keepsake.

So I chose doing a quilt pattern that was modern and cute that represented love. I used Robert Kaufman's Pixelated Heart pattern and loved that I could break out tons of my scraps to create a multi-colored heart.

For the white background, I used Robert Kaufman's Kona Cotton Snow and for the backing I used Reel Time Checked Chalk Ink by Zen Chic for Moda. The binding is Scattered Posies by Michael Miller.

When the quilt was all said and done, I embroidered a small red circle in the corner and put their names and wedding date, just to personalize it a little bit more.

I binded this by machine (my first time ever doing machine binding) and while it came out fine...it wasn't the best it could be. So I'll definitely need to brush up before my next quilt!

Between working two jobs, going to school, raising a three year old and doing some other commissioned sewing pieces, not to mention every curve ball that our wonderful life seems to throw our way, I got this done in about three weeks, working on it here and there (mostly at night). I am in complete love with it!

Happy wedding day, Mo and Matt! Love you to pixelated pieces! 

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