I had seen various others during my meanderings around the internet, but I was always on the fence. But when I saw Alix's, I was sold. Her decision to use patterned pieces and have the guests just scribble in where they could find room (or over the pattern) made for such an organic-looking finished product where the pattern was the focus, but if you looked more closely, you realized there were all those lovely signatures.
It was exactly what I wanted for mine.
So over the weekend, I headed to Stitched, a fabulous boutique sewing store about fifteen minutes from where I live. I'd never been and somehow didn't even know it existed for the first six months that I lived here, which is a travesty. Of course now I can't wait to get back from the honeymoon and gorge myself on fabric, but that's a story for another day.
These patterns in the teal and red colorway from Michael Miller Fabrics caught my eye right away, but I was concerned they may look too childish. After talking it over with the owner, I decided that was a-ok. We agreed that a wedding quilt is all about celebration and magic, and what is more celebratory and magical than a pinwheel? Seriously?
Also, our whole wedding weekend is at a summer camp, so we've sort of headed down the youthful delights path anyway.
After spending an hour or so cutting out the squares, I'm 100% sold and just excited to have everyone sign them and then start to make a quilt that we'll treasure forever!