Friday, November 14, 2014

Pittsburgh Love

I made this mini as a wedding gift for Matt's boss. He and his wife met here in Pittsburgh, though neither of them are from here. He loved the mini quilts in our home, so I knew it would be the perfect gift for them!

Pittsburgh Love Mini Quilt
(It was so cold and windy when I took these pictures, plus we were high above the city. Matt was really nervous that he would drop the mini, which it why he was bracing it against the railing!)

I had a hard time deciding on a background fabric, not knowing what their decorating tastes are like. Luckily I had this bridge print sitting out after a visit to a LQS! I wasn't entirely sure on the color, but I couldn't pass up the print - did you know that Pittsburgh is called the "City of Bridges"? It's true, we have SO many of them!

I decided to quilt the background with simple, straight lines.

Pittsburgh Love Mini Quilt

I again used a knife-edge binding, because I just love the look of the clean edge! On the back I included a label and a hanging sleeve.

Pittsburgh Love Mini Quilt

This is the 3rd "Home is..." piece that I've made as a wedding gift, and I think so far they have all been really well received! This one may be my favorite, but I have a few others to share when I dig up the pictures.


Deb said...

I love it! The yellow matches well with the gray/black print, and the red heart just sets the whole block off! That's a special gift!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I really love this quilt--the perfect gift.