I’ve made a couple of wine-themed quilts in addition to a coffee-themed quilt. They’re fun. The first one I made was really and truly a whim. I was sitting at my sewing area and saw two fabrics that made me think of wine. One was some label-print fabric meant to mimic the old wine bottle labels. I’d bought too much of it for a different project, and it had been folded up for a couple of years with nothing in mind. The second fabric was a textured purple fabric from a completely different project – a t-shirt quilt. But they looked so pretty next to one another that I dropped whatever I was working on and began making squares. I loved the contrast!
A couple of days later I went out to JoAnns because I remembered they had wine-themed fabric. I found one I liked and gave the quilt top a small border around the edges to tie together the front and back. The fabric has the phrase “Like wine I get better with age.” I thought it was particularly cute. I used a close stipple with variegated purple thread to quilt it together.
Normally I use the fold-over method for my binding, but this one needed a more traditional one, so I kept up the purple fabric for this purpose.
This quilt was bought on my Etsy store for a wife’s birthday!
I have a second wine quilt for sale on my Etsy store right now. Like the first one, the second was made on a bit of a whim. I was speaking with a client at JoAnns, and we were standing beside one of the fabric bins that hold all of their jelly rolls. I looked over and spied a wine-themed jelly roll, and I thought it was pretty cute. So I decided to grab a couple and see what I could make.
At first I had planned on making a rail fence design, and that’s why I originally had cut the stripes and sewn them together in blocks. But I realized it wasn’t going to look like what I had envisioned, so I stepped back and decided to make a more modern design. I went back and forth on whether to use black stripes in between the rows or wine-colored fabric. I polled my ever-patient husband, and we both agreed that the black made a better frame and helped the different colors from the fabric stand out. I did a rotating pattern and liked the staggering design that came out as a result.
For the backing on this one, the colors were different from the backing on the first quilt, so I chose a wine-glass themed flannel instead.
Just like the first one, I used a close stipple and maroon thread to quilt it together. Then I put on the black binding and was all set.
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