My brother in law will marry his sweetheart this weekend.
They’re very much suited to each other and I’m sure they will remain together, forever.
The wedding invitation had a little quote on the back. I love making handmade, personal gifts so my MIL suggested I use the quote in a handmade gift.
Here is the end result which is entitled Weird Love - Mini Quilt.
The couple have a bit of a purple obsession, so I hand quilted around each of the flowers in Dark Purple Perle 8 cotton. This mini quilt is also bound with solid dark purple prima homespun. I purchased both the floral fabric (which I absolutely love and wish I had bought more of) and the purple Prima Homespun from Spotlight.
I shared the Weird Love - Mini Quilt progress via Instagram and received great feedback on the quote. It seems there are a lot of people who really liked it and felt a connection with it.
The wording in the stitchery is actually part of a quote by Robert Fulghum:
“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
I typed up the quote in a word document and then played around with the settings and fonts until I was pleased it.
I ended up laying out the page in landscape, used the narrowest margins and chose the Segoe Print font (as large as it would go, without going onto a second page).
The border floral fabric is 5” wide all the way around.
I really hope they love it as much as I loved making it. Hand quilting makes me so happy and the resulting texture of this mini quilt is just lovely.
What is the best hand made gift you’ve ever received?