Well, I'm not sure how long you have to be married for the "newlywed" title to not be applicable anymore, but they were only married at the start of the year so I think they've got a little longer for newlywed status to hang around!
When Ty and Sam got married I didn't give them a wedding present because I wanted to wait and see what they actually needed and make it count. With Sam's hefty glory box and a generous amount of gifts from family and friends, they were well set up to begin their new life together so I had grand plans to make them something special instead.
8 months later, they finally get their gift!
A quilt for the newlyweds...
I chose a selection a mustard, yellow and grey fabrics from my stash and followed the Quilt as You Go Strip Quilt tutorial by Nova. The process was very straight forward. It wasn't as fast as I thought it would be, but I think my little machine struggled with the weight of the quilt and it was the first time I have EVER machine quilted so it is far from perfect! All adds to the charm, right?! (Actually, on that note...I'm in the market for a new machine - what would you suggest?)For the back, I teamed solid white with a few squares of fabric from the front, plus a couple that I really wanted to use on the front but didn't have enough of.
For the binding I used some Michael Miller Ta Dot fabric in yellow...
Overall, I am happy though - love the colours and stripey look. I'm keen to give this quilting method another go (perhaps on a new machine though!) It was fun and I can see that it would work for a really quick baby quilt or lap quilt in the future.
(I can't be bothered listing fabrics used at the moment! However, if you want to know what something in particular is, let me know.)
P.S. Re-live the gorgeous garden wedding celebration here...it was divine!