This past July, my cousin Clarisse -- who happens to be one of my dearest friends -- got married in France. Our little family was unfortunately unable to make the international trip for this occasion and we missed out on a beautiful ceremony and fabulous party from what I hear and see in the pictures. Instead of wallowing in how sad I am about missing this special day in her life, I decided to make something that would celebrate her marriage for years to come: a quilt.
Clarisse sent me the fabric that they used as a theme in their decorations including bunting, and for the outfits of the little ones in the wedding party. It is a lovely, modern, flowery print with aquas and browns on an off-white background. I have been gathering coordinating prints and solids (not sure about those bold brown dots), as well as embroidery floss to add a little personal something. But now I need your help in figuring out a quilt design!
Since Clarisse and her husband used bunting as a decor item and in the background of some of their wedding photos, I thought it might be fun to incorporate that in the design somehow, whether literally or more loosely by using triangles or zigzags. I've pulled a bunch of my favorite quilts from my overflowing "Quilts" board on Pinterest. Here they are. What do you think?
An actual "bunting" quilt (#1 for reference):
Here's a simple triangle patchwork, really close to my color scheme (#2):
How's this for a gorgeous play on triangles (#3):
Or I could keep it simple with triangles (#4 and 5):
Here's a gorgeous and colorful variation on a simple triangle arrangement (#6):
Branching out a bit... I think these "pointed" blocks are awesome (#7 and 8):
These angled stripes, chevrons or zigzags could be cool too (#9, 10, 11, 12 and 13):
I have a lot of thinking to do. What do you think? I'd love some input!