Hi to all who have been wondering what the heck Robin has been up too?
I've been up to a lot including my youngest daughter Mallory's wedding on Nov 21, 2021 and a new baby in the family with my eldest Katie Dec 1. 2021 and oh yah Christmas 2021!
I thought today it would be nice to share some pictures of some Wedding DIY's .
Mallory, Katie, friends, family & myself worked hard on Michael & Mallory's wedding day to make it special. I'll share pics below with commentary below the pics.
Some background information Mallory was to be married in May of 2020 & then Covid 19 shut us all down in March of 2020. Mallory & Michael were finally able to have their long awaited wedding Nov 21, 2022 after cancelling 3 dates... a heart breaking experience to put it mildly however everyone is safe & healthy so that is what is important.
Below is a bridal purse I made for Mallory for her first shower held at the home of the Casey's ( the grooms parents in the fall of 2019). Hosted by Michael's mom Susan & sisters of the groom Alison & Lauren.
In case you are interested in the pattern, the above purse pattern featured here
Once we FINALLY got a confirmed date of Nov 21, 2021..... we decided to have a couples "I DO BBQ" shower hosted by Mallory's sister & maid of honour Katie in September. We served popcorn & veggie appetizers , racks of ribs, corn on the cob, mac & cheese, salads , fruit & cookies to keep it casual, comforting & family friendly.
Some decor DIY's will be shown below:
FINALLY onto the wedding.....
Mallory did not want a limited combination of colours for her wedding, as an artist she wanted an all colour wedding. She wanted all coloured flowers, all coloured napkins & some of her art featured. We started to work on the Napkins in 2019 because at that time we figured on 140 guests and 140 napkins. Mallory chose K Fassett fabric for the napkins and we decided to serge them all with a rolled hem. Lots of cutting, serging, ironing & folding insued.
Caveat... I wish I took more pictures of the whole room to see these gorgeous napkins, but a wedding day is so busy & such a beautiful blurr, so we have to settle with what we got until the professional photos come in.
Flowers... as you can see in the image above, Mallory decided on a plethora of flowers for the table & personally collected along with family & friends, a whole bunch of small bud vases. Most of the vases came from donations & thrift shopping.
Signage.... As artist's Mike & Mal wanted to have little easels on each table as a placeholder. Mike & Mal designed & painted these mini paintings & had a chart printed for the welcome area showing pictures of the placeholder paintings. This was a unique & artistic method for guests to find their table. Each little graphic has meaning to Mike & Mal & are symbols of significance in their &/or their guests lives.
As a little personal embroidery touch & a way to dress up the "sweetheart table" for Mike & Mal, I machine embroidered a Mr & Mrs sign for the back of their chairs & also embroidered a Mr & Mrs established sign for their table.
Sweets.... Mallory & Mike had asked 2 years ago if I would make their wedding cake. I pretty much had design license with it. So I decided on 3 layers - chocolate expresso marble bottom tier, raspberry vanilla middle tier & a salted caramel top tier. The bottom was coloured burgundy like Michael's suit with brushes of gold, the middle tier was a fault line cake with edges of gold & multicolour buttercream flowers in the gap/fault & the top tier was stippled with buttercream & had some buttercream flowers piped where the hexagon plexi topper poked into the cake centre. I scattered some pearl dragees & gold hearts on the cake for a little more embellishment & meaning.
As a little extra something special, I made sugar cookies in vanilla & chocolate very much like their wedding invitation with white & gold lettering showing "at last, "Love", "M & M 11.21.21", "Mr & Mrs" "We Do" etc. I was thinking since we could not invite children to the wedding, guests were encouraged to takesome home as gifts for their little people.
Art.... Mal decided to showcase 3 modern abstract paintings at the wedding to give the wedding some context as to who the wedding was for. In my (probably biased) opinion, two very talented artists. These are now part of the Bogaert family permanent art collection.
Hair & Makeup.... we kept it all in the family again & hair & makeup was done by our beautiful cousins Jenny & Tiffany. Mallory, Katie, Alison, Susan & myself all felt very beautiful heading out to this long awaited family wedding. I don't have too many pictures yet. Mallory is pictured below & looks gorgeous!
The Quilt... I only have two daughters & in 2017 my eldest daughter got married, the link to those DIY's is here
Of course a quilt is a wedding gift especially for my own children . Mike & Mal's wedding quilt is pictured below. I have named it "Painters Pallette" as the entire colour wheel in solid cotton is encorporated in it.
It is entirely paper pieced and it was bar none, the most difficult quilt I have completed to date, it turned out great but was a significant challenge. I also quilted it on my long arm machine.
Heartfelt congratulations go too... Mr & Mrs Michael Casey & Mallory Bogaert! We love you so much.
I will update this blog post as more photos become available but this is it for now , phew!
Very Special Thanks to: Mr & Mrs Casey (the grooms parents), Bridesmaids: Katie, Lauren, Alison, Alexa, Myranda, Kristina, Makenzie, Cameron's Flowers Kitchener, Darryl P. MC, Jennifer B & Tiffany P (hair & makeup), Mallory & Michael of course, The Cambridge Mill, C. Hillier, S. Casey, R. Bogaert (Decor) to friends & family who donated, collected stuff for us & attended the showers & the wedding! You showered Michael & Mallory with your love. It takes a village and you made this day sensational ❤️ Love to all!
Today I’m discussing spiral designs , single spirals you can morphe into flowers & continuous designs , the spiral is so versatile for FMQ. Check it out here on www.quiltsocial.com
Join me Monday Dec 6 when I talk all about free motion quilting & great tips to master it, designs to try & awesome tools to get you started.
I will be a quest blogger all week at www.quiltsocial.com Dec 6-10
Have a great week & keep free motion quilting!
Hi everyone, I hope you all are enjoying this gorgeous day today in Southern Ontario or wherever you are.
I'm just announcing the posting of a new YouTube video tutorial entitled Easy Zipper Pulls. I also discuss in the video some of my upcoming Back to School Projects for www.quiltsocial.com. See the YouTube Video below and look me up on YouTube to see all my videos here. Don't forget to subscribe to my channel by clicking on the Sew Happy Quilt in the lower right hand side of all of my videos. Happy Wednesday!😊
Happy Wednesday ! Hope you are feeling great and staying hydrated this summer.
Just letting you know my newest YouTube video is out along with a new pattern to encourage and assist with staying hydrated…..
DIY Water Bottle Totes, my newest pattern was created because I cannot stand holding onto a perspiring water bottle while walking or on the go and needed this “ hands free” tote . The video is shown below and the pattern is available here .
Enjoy and stay well and hydrated !💦🚰💧
Hi to all of my quilting friends , I hope you are all having a great Monday.
Just letting you know that my Log Cabin 'She Shed' Tutorial is now up on YouTube with a free pattern download, get the FREE pattern here & have a look at my video, please don't forget to subscribe 😊
Have a great week!
Just sharing the fact that I'm not a one dimensional crafter!!!! LOL
I restored the table below, the legs were rusty, dirty, ugly and the glass top had crumbled into tiny pieces. (it was super boring in brown tiles) . Brown is not a colour in my colour wheel.!!
I decided to sand it down, paint the legs and base with copper(ish) bronze (ish) paint (with mega help from my husband) and change the top to a quilty mosaic. So I am one dimensional!!
Cannot get away from the quilt in me......
It was a fun diversion from all of my quilting. Just thought I'd share. So much better to restore and reuse than buy again. I'm super proud of how it turned out.
I used Le Page Poly Fill Pre mixed grout found here. Mosaic glass tiles found here , Goop glue found here (to glue the tiles) It took about 3 days.
How I did it?
If you want to try this project and have any questions, drop me a line through the contact tab above ! I'll be having a tea cup or a glass of wine on that table shorly 😊
Announcing my new video on YouTube coming out tomorrow- June 7. So much fun to zen draw with your sewing machine and then add beautiful, vivid colour with Derwent Inktense Pencils. They are not just for artists but also for fabric artists, textile artists, sewists', crafters and more. Have a look at my video at YouTube: Quilting In The Loft. The pattern for the whole process is also available here .
Have a great week!
Hello there and Happy Friday! Just announcing that I will have another YouTube video up on Monday May 19 and it's a tutorial all about Half Rectangle Triangles and how to work with them without pesky math and squaring issues! This is an awesome method. Join me, feedback is welcomed 😊
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Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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