Meaning aside, I immediately thought it would make an adorable (and easy) quilt block, so on the spot I sketched up a pattern and raided my fabric stash for scraps of pink and red, and made a few blocks here and there in between vacations, work, and other projects. I included one block true to the original colors of the HRC logo on the front of the quilt.
The back is just about one of the best polka dot fabrics ever created. I love it so much I almost didn't want to use it! And one more blue and yellow logo block for a nice contrast of color.
It's quilted edge-to-edge in a grid pattern of 30 degree diamonds - something I've always wanted to try using the guide on my walking foot. I thought diamonds were an appropriate reference to marriage, given the typical diamond ring thing and all. And anyway, diamonds are a girl's best friend!
I sewed the binding on by hand while we were on vacation last week in the Outer Banks, hence the lack of activity on the blog lately, and the gorgeous beach background in all the pictures! But it was some kind of crazy windy that it's amazing I got any usable photos at all.
I'm assuming this has got to be just about the first, and probably absolute last, quilt ever inspired by the Supreme Court of the United States of America! DOMA was eventually repealed, I can get married should the mood ever strike me, and I have an adorable little quilt to remind me that however gradual, change happens. Equality rocks! And now I'm off to sort through 250+ vacation photos from a week in lovely OBX.
Update: March 2016. In response to a recent request, I've uploaded a sketch of my design with measurements and seam directions if anyone wants to make some of their own!