Adventures in the life of a gorram nerd

One of my big current projects is a wedding signature quilt for my friends Scott and Regina. The idea is that each guest signs a square and then the squares are put into a quilt, rather than using a traditional book.

Pastel wedding color palette pink brown tan wedding quilt guest book quilt layout Inkscape Rail Fence signature block blocks photo fabric

The wedding is on June 18, and I need to have the blocks completed and delivered by then, so we’re getting a little close to the deadline. I went to Pacific Fabrics yesterday, which is my favorite quilt shop in Seattle. I needed the main fabric for the center and outer triangles, 8 fabrics for the outside of the blocks, and 3 fabrics for the inside. I found a vacant corner of the store and started auditioning bolts of fabric. After about an hour of pacing the store and sitting on the floor (yup, no qualms with sitting on the floor in the middle of a fabric store), I ended up with these fabrics (the left side is rejects). The pink across the bottom will be the center/border fabric, the 3 beiges are the center of the blocks, and the back 8 are the outside of the blocks.

Pastel wedding color palette pink brown tan wedding quilt guest book quilt layout Inkscape Rail Fence signature block blocks photo fabric Pacific Fabrics Dots Zig Zag Flowers

Here are some pictures of the fabric after I got it home. I find it amazing how different the fabrics look in fluorescent and yellow light, both in real life and in the pictures. The yellow light (pictures below) is more accurate to the true colors.

My favorite fabric:
Pastel wedding color palette pink brown tan wedding quilt guest book quilt layout Inkscape Rail Fence signature block blocks photo fabric Pacific Fabrics Dots Zig Zag Flowers

Up next is cutting all of the fabric into 2.5″ strips…

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