I have understood red to be a fortunate colour for such occasions, so I decided that red should dominate the quilt. Thinking ying and yang, I counter-balanced with turquoise. Of course this had nothing to do with the fact that I have wanted to sew a red and turquoise quilt for the last couple of years, not at all. I did add some hints of green and orange to add a bit of depth to it.
As time was of the essence, I made postage stamp blocks inter-mixed with some calmer blocks used from a lovely print I picked up in the States. I chose a beige solid instead of white as I found it more practical for a lap quilt.
Quilting was a simple diagonal through the blocks and following the seams horizontally and vertically - à la Red Pepper Quilts.
A nice print that fortunately was in the same series as the solid to make a bigger block.
Here is the back.
As my friend is of Taiwanese heritage and the bride being Chinese, I could not help but do some research when pondering a wedding quilt for them. For inspiration I turned to my good friend Google and look what turned up: a quilt block with the Chinese character often used for weddings and births, namely "Double Happiness" at Fancy Tiger Crafts. Is not that just perfect?
And a heart of course.
The binding was a red on red perfectly matched fabric. I still love my label!
Final product blowing in the wind measured appr. 50" squared (130 cm squared).
The groom has informed me that the quilt was very welcome.
Have a double happy day!