An online blogger/friend suggested I enter my Lava Meets Sea quilt in the Blogger Quilt Festival on Amy’s Creative Side in the Two Color category. So even though I’m kind of a new quilter (maybe three years?) and nervous about entering, I’ll give it a try!
This quilt was a gift to my best friend and her now husband. I wanted to use fabric to represent the joining of two hearts, two lives, and two families. They have six children between them, so their October 5th wedding was as much about the blending of families as it was about their commitment to each other. I wanted a way to show that differences could work beautifully together.
I started off with a very different design in mind, but as I thought about what I wanted to show, I realized that a half square triangle quilt in a “diamonds and rings” layout would be perfect. It allows the colors to flow together without losing their own pattern. In fact it just makes it stronger, reinforces it.
I named the quilt “Lava Meets Sea” because when the result is rock solid. That’s got to be a good foundation for a marriage too, right?
So here’s my entry, and I hope you liked it. If you want to try making a similar quilt, I wrote up some tips about how I made this one. Thank you so much!