Since marriage is all about compromise, it's appropriate that the name of this pattern is the Give and Take wedding quilt. What's more, the Borrow and Return quilt blocks used to make up the pattern seem to take on different shapes when placed side by side. Download the two-page Give and Take wedding quilt pattern as a PDF to print out the pattern. You'll need to enlarge the quilt block at 125%.
To make the Give and Take wedding quilt pattern:
Make 16 blocks, and sew them together in 4 rows of 4 blocks. Add flying geese border (see Quilt Borders page) and a large outer border. Appliqué hearts in corners of outer border. Finished size is about 46 inches square.
To make the Borrow and Return quilt block:
A: Cut 1, and cut 1 from contrasting fabric. (Pieces include area under hearts.) B: Cut 2, and cut 2 from reverse pattern and contrasting fabric.
Stitch A to contrast A together along long sides to create a square. Stitch B and reverse B together. Make 2. On fusible webbing, trace hearts and cut out. With fusible side of webbing to right side of fabric, stitch together. Clip curves, and trim seam allowances. Cut a small slit in webbing, and turn. Make 2. Place seam of hearts on seam of square and points of hearts in corners; fuse. Heart halves should be on unlike fabrics. By hand or machine, appliqué hearts to squares using narrow blanket stitch.
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ABOUT THE QUILT DESIGNER:
Mimi Shimp offers quilting classes both nationally and in Las Vegas, where she owns her own quilting business, Quiltime. She is the author of Twelve Days of Christmas, Stolen Moments, The Garden Club, Hearthside Hangings, More Hearthside Hangings, and numerous patterns. Her quilts have been featured in Quilting Today and The Quilter magazines. Shimp also designs and makes quilt samples for quilting fabric manufacturers.