Monday, July 27, 2009

Embroidered Wedding Certificate

I have officially been married a whole year already! We decided not to really exchange gifts and to go camping instead. Being me though I still had to make something.
Somewhere online I saw a picture of a queen-size wedding certificate quilt. It was beautiful and something I imagined would be passed down along generations. I don't really have the skills (or time) for a project like that so instead I decided to embroider a stylized wedding certificate. Some web searches of vintage wedding certificates gave me a few ideas and I sketched out my design. I found a square of fabric and my embroidery hoop, relearned a few stitches and was able to make this. I ended up finishing this at work the day of our anniversary, going to the store after work to find a frame (frame size is 16' x 20'!!!) and showing it to Nate framed, however still wrinkled and unwashed. Oh well, he still loved it anyways.

Overall Im really happy with this project and it inspires me to make something similar for friends and family for their wedding or anniversary.

1 comment:

  1. Very well done & nice choice of colors! Happy Anniversary!