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Wedding Woolens

by Sharon Nichols
(Oswego, IL)

About 20 years ago I purchased salesman's samples of mens worsted woolens in blacks and grays.

My son was married this past summer and he sewed his wedding trousers, vest and shirt. (He sews for Patagonia in California). The brown-toned herringbone worsted wool is leftover fabric from his wedding suit. To me, this quilt spans many styles. It could be an art quilt; it looks Amish; it could hang in an industrial loft or the lobby of Hart Schaffner Marx.

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Apr 08, 2011
Making memories last
by: Anonymous

Another great way to commemorate life's special moments. Way to go. Inspirational & beautiful on so many different levels!

Feb 15, 2011
love it
by: Pam

Thanks for sharing. I love the colour mix. Great idea to use the wool.

Dec 14, 2010
by: Sherry A. Byrd

Earth colors do not usually grab my attention, but the way they have been used in this creation truly fascinates me. The contrasts grabbed my attention from first glance. I guess you could call it "LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT".

Jun 02, 2010
the haberdashery
by: Anonymous

This is a wonderful idea. I'll bet it was interesting working some of those seams!! Lovely to give for a wedding present. Definitely perfect for your son. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 01, 2010
Wonderful Woolens!
by: Maria@PSketches

Wonderful! I have a large quilt that I purchased made entirely out of wool rectangles (1.5x3") from old men's suits. This is one of our favorites to get under when it is real cold (doesn't get too cold here in coastal Georgia, but we still use it often :o)

I am a novice quilter and have enjoyed looking around your blog! So many awesome instructional aides! Thank you!

Blessings & Aloha!
(still trying to make it to more great blogs on this Quilt Festival. Hope you can take a peek at mine and if you do please leave a comment on my post, so that I know you were there :o) so glad to meet you!)

May 31, 2010
by: Laurel H.

That is a wonderful quilt! I actually recently acquired an antique quilt made from wool suitings. What a heavy quilt!

Laurel H.

May 29, 2010
Wedding Woolens
by: SandyS

I'm so glad you posted a photo of this quilt!

I have a collection of wool samples, but never have done anything with them. Your quilt is an inspiration! Thanks!

May 25, 2010
I like
by: Mary Roper

This is a very cool quilt. I like the simple yet complex design. Thanks for sharing your story.

May 25, 2010
by: Marjorie

I love everything about this quilt...the design, the fabric, and the story.

May 25, 2010
Bloggers' Quilt Festival
by: SewCalGal

Lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Great show!


May 23, 2010
by: Sandi

What a fantastic quilt! I love the use of neutrals, and it looks so sturdy and masculine, but still beautiful. Great work!

May 23, 2010
good one
by: Anonymous

great idea! I like the placement of the colors

May 22, 2010
wedding woolens
by: o'quilts

That is a very clever use of fabric. Great job.

May 22, 2010
by: Lynne

What a fabulous quilt - it does look really really modern like it should hang on a huge brick wall in a loft apartment.

May 22, 2010
Very Nice!
by: Kim

I love the neutral colors in the quilt. And it definitely looks like an art quilt to me. Thanks for sharing it and the story behind it.

May 21, 2010
Beautiful Contemporary Quilt
by: Michelle

I love this quilt!

I'm super green when it comes to quilting (haven't actually made one), but I love what they represent and the love and hard work that goes into them.

With that being said, so many of them are very traditional or flowery, which is good for some, but not for me (no offense to anyone).

I was just thinking, I wonder if anyone makes modern quilts ... and presto, there's this beautiful, clean-lined, modern quilt with cool grays and earthy tones.

Thank you for sharing ... I do believe I'm inspired. :)

May 17, 2010
Beautiful Quilt
by: Linda's Art Quilts

This work is absolutely stunning, and, yes, it certainly could be classified as an art quilt. Kudos to your son! The quilt is wonderful. A true work of art.

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