Wedding Week with Miss Meghan Elizabeth - Tuesday : An alternative Guest "Book"
All the credit goes to my mom on this project. She’s not on Etsy but should be, she can out-knit and out-quilt anyone. The quality of her work is impeccable.
As an off-beat guest book idea my mom made Matt and I a quilt. At my shower and at the wedding my mom collected sentiments and well wishes on fabric squares to create a quilt we’ll treasure forever. This also isn’t the first time she’s created a signature quilt like this. The method is tried and tested – it’s very durable and completely washable. I can’t stand sentimental things that can’t be used. When the caterers broke our wedding cake topper at my wedding, I could care less. These quilts can be snuggled with, cried on, host a picnic, be machine washed, and you can still read the well wishes again and again.
|Photos by http://www.cmorrisphotography.com|
Do it yourself: (these instructions assume you can make a quilt or know someone who can)
§ Pick some awesome cotton fabric: One color should be white or white-ish. Pre-wash all of your fabrics. This is key to the washability of the quilt in the future,
§ Pick a quilt pattern: something simple with a decent size block for writing. My mom suggests the firecracker block of bow tie block.
§ Make the blocks: so they each have an individual writing area. Do not finish the quilt then have people write on it, it could get ruined – or what if someone messes up and needs to start over? Make some extra blocks for them.
§ Get permanent markers: you may want a rainbow of colors or just choose colors to match your fabrics. My mom used Sharpies.
§ Find lots of people: you want lots of nice things to read. If this is for a wedding bring them to the engagement party and the shower. If it’s for a baby; bring them to the shower and carry a few with you – you never know who you’ll bump into.
§ After the event finish the quilt!
I still have the finishing step left on mine. I told my mom I’d finish the binding to help.
Stay Tuned tomorrow as Wedding Week continues!
Monday - DIY invitations
Tuesday - Alternative Guest "book"
Wednesday - Miss Meghan Elizabeth's Bridal Collection
Thursday - Coolest Wedding Favors Ever!
Friday - An inspiration board from Etsy!