I absolutely love grey and yellow together. I love the huge number of quilts, fabric, yarns and interiors that are using these colours together. I even wear a lot of grey, although I cannot in any way wear yellow (jaundice much?).
A few months back when I was teaching my friend Amanda to quilt, I noticed that she had a grey and yellow pillow on her couch (which I believe was from the wonderful Target). So when it came time to make a wedding gift for her and her fiance, grey and yellow popped back into my mind.
A very simply pieced quilt to highlight the fabrics. The bird fabric (as well as the back) are from Joel Dewberry’s Aviary 2 (purchased from Hawthorne Threads, who have an awesome discount program when you buy in quantity). The grey is my favourite Kona Cotton, Coal.
I wanted this quilt to be reversible so Amanda could display either side if she wanted to.
The quilting is a well used pattern – a grid of circles. It was the pattern that Amanda used on her first quilt, so I thought that was appropriate (thanks Laura for the use of your machine, as always!)
And, it was really fun to make something that my label matched with! The binding is a teeny pin dot in dark charcoal.
I think she liked it, because there were some misty eyes. And this morning I heard that her fiance (who works with my husband) thought it was pretty cool too. That makes me feel good. 🙂
I played around a little bit with the card to go with it after getting some ideas from Capture The Moment.
The envelope is actually a vellum sleeve, and I cut a semi circle out of it with my big circle punch so that the ribbon would sit on the outside of the card.
Inside was a bird, similar to what was on the front of the quilt.
It turned out very subtle, but I like it.
And finally, since I was invited to Amanda’s bridal shower this weekend, I made a little thank you gift for the hostess (since she was kind enough to invite a complete stranger into her home).
Inside the tin are a few different types of tea, all individually packaged. I hope she is a tea drinker!
I wish Amanda and Brandon a happy, long, fun marriage (snuggled up under a quilt!) You are a great team and we couldn’t be happier for you.