A Red and White Wedding Quilt

Red and White Wedding Quilt

By Patricia Cavaliere, Therese Coha, Dorothy Crawley, Lori Kennedy

 Quilting and Tradition

For all the weddings in our family, my Mother, two sisters–Patricia and Teri, and I have made a quilt for the new couple.  We have stitched nine wedding quilts so far and have one more in progress (for my daughter, Claire who is getting married in May).  We made this quilt in 2012 for my daughter, Nora and her husband, Travis.

Red and White Wedding QuiltNora chose this traditional color scheme after seeing the photos of the Red and White Quilt  Show hosted by The American Folk Art Museum.  Read more about the owner of the 651 quilts that were displayed HERE.  Unfortunately, I was unaware of this spectacular quilt show until after it was over…but there’s good news for all of us…

Red and White Wedding QuiltA Virtual Quilt Show

SewCalGal is hosting a Virtual Red and White Quilt Show this week HERE--with more Red and White events all year– no tickets required!  Just pop on over–and add your red and white quilt, too!

Red and White Wedding Quilt

Nora and Travis’s Wedding Quilt

This king sized quilt was hand appliquéd using Kona cotton fabric and Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread.  I machined quilted it in on my Bernina 820 –a domestic sewing machine –(yes, it can be done!)  with Aurifil 28 wt cotton thread.

(Make sure you try one of our many free–free motion quilt pattern tutorials HERE)

  Most of the block patterns were downloaded directly from the Poakalani & Co. website HERE. The heart and house pattern was designed by Elly Sienkiewicz.

Red and White Wedding QuiltThis quilt was a joy to make–Sewing with my Mom and Sisters is… well…always a stitch!

May the tradition continue,


Enjoy a copy of a February 2014 Calendar page featuring this quilt HERE

PS…All photos, tutorials and information are the property of Lori Kennedy and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog and Pin (please do, thank you!) with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For any other use, (or to sponsor The Inbox Jaunt) please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.


31 thoughts on “A Red and White Wedding Quilt

  1. Oh My Goodness that is just totally and completely wonderful in so many ways!!! I just kept saying Wow! scrolling through this pics. So awesome to get to do this with your sisters and Mom too. Priceless for sure. Beautiful work ladies.

  2. How lucky you are to have a quilty family. I’ve had to “make” one from members of my guild – but it works. Your family are lucky too to be recipients of such fantastic quilts!!

  3. I love RED and white. This design is stunning. Is this applique? WOW
    This is a treasure for your entire family really, the memories of making it, and your daughter and her husband too.
    Thank you for sharing the story and great detailed pictures

  4. What a beautiful quilt! My granddaughter is getting married this summer and I plan on making her a quilt, though it won’t be applique… What an inspiration you are!

  5. Lori,
    Thank you for all the credit that you gave to us (mom and sisters) but everyone needs to know you did the lion’s share of the work—appliquing all of the borders and some of the blocks and the quilting – so, truly a labor of love. How appropriate for February.
    Hugs and kisses,
    Pat (sister).

  6. Was this needle turn applique?? The quilt is magnificent.
    I’m not sure how you are able to do everything. If you have a secret, please share that, too! I’m ready to share some of my quilting for your tutorials. That will come soon. Thank again for your encouragement and inspiration.

  7. This is stunning and to be able to make it with family … even better. My mother is not a quilter but I have started to teach my own daughters with the hope that one day we will be able to have family quilts to cherish.

  8. I love love LOVE that you made this with your mother and sisters! Such a treasure and will definitely be an heirloom! Fabulous quilt, and I am in awe that it was quilted on a sewing machine – biggest I’ve tried on my sewing machine was 90×90 – you have inspired me though! I have one that is 100×100 waiting to be quilted (a postage stamp) – that if I can find a place to baste this big of a quilt, I’ll try quilting it myself!

  9. That’s an extraordinary quilt and your daughter and her husband are truly fortunate to now have such a wonderful expression of family love and support.

  10. Lori……..I am always thrilled when such gorgeous finishes are shared and were stitched on a DSM!!!! I’m constantly trying to overcome the idea that machine quilting a larger quilt must be left to a long armer!!!! Awesome post!!! And a glorious quilt!!! Hugs……….

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