In addition to being busy with our recent quilt kits, this summer also brought along a wedding in our family! Our brother/son Tom recently tied the knot with his beautiful wife, Sarah, and we were the obvious choice to make them a wedding quilt. It was a tricky task, considering that Tom is a designer and Sarah is a contemporary artist, and we wanted them to both be happy with what we made in the end!We don’t usually make king size quilts, strictly because of their hugeness, but we made an exception this time around. Inspiration came from the Value Bricks Quilt by Jacquie Gering, but we did draft our own pattern. To make things easier on us, we used a block design, instead of strips.We used solids, a green cross weave, and a couple of Les Fleurs prints for the quilt top. For the backing, we used the Carousel Blush print, also from Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel.It’s hard to get a sense of scale with this beauty, but the finished dimensions are 99″ x 90″. Here we are attempting to hold it up. We used an intricate rose pattern for the quilting, which is a nice contrast against the simple piecing. This gorgeous pattern is called “Smells as Sweet“, by Anne Bright.It reminds us of an abstract painting of a field of poppies, since the greens of poppy flowers have some gray undertones. We made this quilt fairly quickly for how big it is, and we grew to love its simplicity as it all came together. We hope that Tom and Sarah love it as well, for many years to come!