It was my privilege recently to make a wedding quilt for a very special couple.
The bride is from India so I primarily used the fabric line from Leesa Chandler called
" Passage to India"
There are 9 Mariners Compass blocks which will always point you home
There are red and gold log cabin blocks.
These reflect the colours worn by the bride and groom.
The red blocks have a red centre that reflects the fire in the hearth.
The gold blocks have a gold centre that is the light that guides you home.
Together they represent the home that you create together.
This jewel print is used in several borders. The tear drop shape is commonly used for wedding and special occasion jewellery and decoration.
You will see the gold border teams beautifully with the green and shows with harmony with which the Indian and Australian cultures merge.
The border fabric was inspired by designs of 17th century Indian porcelain. It is found in the henna design worn by the groom and also in the decoration of the bride's sari.
The Quilt has double hearts quilted into the corners
and stylised lotuses into other panels.
The lotus can represent beauty, eternity, prosperity and fertility in Hindu.
The label is edged in purple, a favourite colour of the bride and groom and has the seven Hindu marriage blessings.
May you always be blessed with an abundance of comforts and resources, and always be helpful to one another in all aspects
May you be strong and complement each other, mentally, spiritually, and physically.
May you be blessed with prosperity and riches in all ways
May you have eternal love and trust together
May you be blessed with a happy family life and children
May you live in harmony together- staying true to your promises to your selves and one another
May you always remain best friends
The quilt contains all our love and best wishes for a long and happy marriage.