Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday's Wanderings #25 - We're Almost There

I have been sewing away on the chuppah or the wedding canopy for my son's wedding.  I finally finished it this week.  My husband and I also worked out how it will be suspended over the couple and the rabbi during the ceremony.  Next Wednesday I will share it all, but I can't spoil the surprise. 

The first step in my Chuppah Project was to involve the families and friends of the couple.  I cut out leaves from green batik fabric.  I mailed them to families and friends with a pen and a request for them to sign a leaf and perhaps add good wishes.  I also had the guests at the bridal shower do the same. At this point I wasn't even sure what the design would be, but I knew it would have leaves.

When I did start to think about the design, I wasn't getting excited about all those green leaves.  I thought the design would be a bit dull.  So as you can see below, I added other colors to jazz it up.  After I finished the chuppah, I had some leaves left over.  I didn't want to throw out the extra leaves or put them on a shelf and save them  for who knows what.

I decided to use them up and create something unique. 

I used the leaves "as is" for the bottom 6 petals and blanket stitched it down.  For the remaining six petals, I folded a leaf in half and fused it to itself and cut out a new shape.  They are only stitched down in the center, leaving the inner petals 3-D.

The wedding is in 3 days.  I am starting to get excited instead of apprehensive.  If you have been the Mother of the groom, I think you will understand.  I can't wait to share everything.  I'm warning you now that next week, if you decide to come back and visit, make a cup of tea, sit down and check out the details of the chuppah and the wedding story.  It will be a long post.


  1. I love the 3D flower, great idea.
    Have a good time and I look forward to all the details! Can I drink coffee instead of tea? Maybe a cookie or 2?

  2. I'm looking forward to your post next week! Can't wait for those pictures. And congratulations to the new couple!

  3. very pretty! I have two boys that have gotten married. Now for the daughter! one day.

  4. I love your idea for the canopy, it is going to be beautiful, can't wait to see photos of the wedding.
    I need to make the pillow for my DIL, I got the satin and ribbon, now I need to figure out a design and wether I want to buy lace, or do machine embroidery.


  5. I hope they have a great wedding day and I can't wait to hear about it. We'll be up late Sunday night and staying through till July 14, so I assume there will be time to catch up face to face.

  6. I am looking forward to reading all about the wedding and seeing lots of pictures.
    Will be thinking of you all and hoping you have a great day/weekend!

  7. Can't wait to see & read more!! Details, lady, give us all the details!

  8. Have a great time, Can't wait to hear all about the wedding!

  9. Like everyone above, I can't wait to hear about the wedding and see your gorgeous Chuppah canopy! All of your work is so beautiful!

  10. I can't wait to hear all about the wedding and everything. I look forward to seeing the Chuppah hung over the happy couple. I will have my cup of tea ready and waiting. May you all enjoy every minute of the days ahead and the day of the ceremony.
    Debbi F


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