Sunday, June 3, 2012

Roses for Rosita - the wedding quilt reveal

Hooray!  I finished the wedding quilt last night. It took a bit of figuring as I needed to fill in gaps to make everything fit together.  The various gray fabrics are the gap fillers.  I had to sew a couple of Y seams, otherwise it was pretty much straight stitching.  I am amazed at how well it came together, given the variation in sizes of the blocks.

Here's the story:
My nephew, Luis Miguel,  born and raised in Madrid (Spain) now works in Seattle. There, in 2008, he met Rosa, a Mexican lass, just before she returned to Mexico as her visa expired.  She was unable to return to the USA - something to do with the immigration laws.  They barely knew each other, but LM persisted and managed to visit Rosa wherever and whenever he could. They were engaged in 2010. In August, 2011, they obtained a fiancee visa allowing Rosa to return to the USA.  The stipulation was that they had to be married within a certain time frame, something like three months. They wasted no time.  Three weeks after Rosa arrived, they were married at our family cottage on Douglas Lake (northern Michigan).

I had promised them a quilt when they announced their engagement (Barcelona - there is a diamond in that block). I had asked for direction in terms of the type of quilt they would like to have and colors.  Soon after their wedding they told me that they wanted something that tells their story. To help me they sent me photos of the refrigerator magnets that they had collected as well as some photos they had taken. I used photos from the net and my imagination as well.

This quilt commemorates their courtship and the places they visited over the 2-1/2 years until their wedding.   The roses were given for every Valentines day and, of course, the wedding.

Here it is:

Roses for Rosita
Roses for Rosita  (96 inches  x 100 inches)


The color is a bit washed out - sorry.  I took the photo in full shade, but the sun still set a glare on things.  Next project for me is to learn to take good quilt photos!

17 comments:

  1. You did a wonderful job, of telling their story! Love the quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Outstanding! What a quilt! What an awesome story! What magic. Congratulations.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Unbelievably wonderful! So unique and special and flat out MARVELOUS!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow. You did an amazing job on this. Beautiful. I am sure the lucky couple will love it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. gorgeous ! Wonderful story and the quilt is just perfect

    ReplyDelete
  6. this is a really truly wonderful quilt. you did a fantastic job on it, but more than that, what a beautiful story it tells. woohoo!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Absolutely dazzling! What an incredible quilt, the recipients must be over the moon to receive such a special gift......

    Karin

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow. This is a truly special quilt. What a sweet story, and you did an amazing job on the quilt. It just knocks my socks off!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lynne sent me over to see your quilt...truly amazing! Such intricate detail and beauty! Congratulations on the work of art!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Kathy, it's amazing. You did a fabulous job with each and ever detail! They will be so pleased with this beauty! What a fabulous gift. and great AUNT you are!

    Cheers to the happy couple!

    ReplyDelete
  11. to.die.for.

    Such a special quilt. Thanks for sharing your progress and the lovely story. To the bride and groom! Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hello All!

    I am Rosita, the bride :) Kathy shared with my husband and I the amazing quilt the last Saturday, before going out to have dinner with Kathy and family.

    It was such a unforgettable moment and without any doubt the most amazing present that Luis Mi (my husband) and I have had in our entire lives!

    That day, we couldn't stop to see the quilt, we contemplated for hours and we discovered so many details in every inch of it. I am pretty sure, we will continue discovering so many amazing details!


    We can't thank enough Kathy for all the amazing job she did in this quilt, we are such a lucky couple having Kathy as our aunt!

    The only thing that Kathy asked us was to use the quilt, and indeed, this quilt we'll be covering our bed, that's for sure!

    Reading the love story and seeing it in the quilt will always make us remember all the love that we have had since the beginning of our relationship, and I am pretty sure that this quilt wont allowed us to go to sleep angry with each other!

    It's a present for us, but also I know it will last generations in this new family that my husband and I are forming.

    Thanks again Kathy and all the people who contributed to make possible this breath taking project!

    Lots of love,

    Rosita & Luis Mi (the bride and the groom) :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Spectacular wedding quilt! I love it! What a treasure you have created for the happy couple - thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Awesome,awesome awesome. You did a fantastic job!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wonderful quilt! I saw the quilt mentioned on Lynn's blog and had to check out more details!
    Vicky F (West Michigan)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thank you very much for your informative and Educative post. I think it is very useful content for every person. Again thanks for sharing with us.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your feedback.... I enjoy hearing from you.