Progress // Anniversary Napkin Quilt

Scrap Quilt from Wedding Napkins

Some of you may remember the mountain of patterned napkins I sewed for our wedding with the help of my mother-in-law (if not, you can see them here).  For four years they have been sitting in a bag in the basement (after being cleaned of course).  I always planned to do something with them and I’ve finally gotten started on a rather large scale DIY project.

I’ve started cutting and sewing the napkins into quilt blocks for a twin sized quilt.  I’ll be putting the top together myself, but I’m debating on having quilted and bound professionally.  I’m learning to quilt, but I really want this one to be nice.  I’m also aiming to have this finished by our 4th wedding anniversary this August and I’m not sure I could quilt it myself in time.

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I also took one block to one of my part-time jobs (at the embroidery and screenprinting shop) and stayed a little late to personalize it with our wedding date, location and our names.

Embroidered Wedding Scrap Quilt

Quilt from Wedding Napkins on Lost and Fawned

I’ll of course post photos when I do get it finished.  I still have hundreds of scraps to stitch together and a lot of work.  I think it will be a lovely keepsake and a great story.  It’s certainly a better use for the napkins then letting them sit in the basement collecting dust.


  1. What a fantastic idea and the embroidery is so pretty. Can’t wait to see it all finished!

  2. i love love love the colours! it’s going to be beautiful & can’t wait to see the finished product!

  3. Normally it takes me a couple of days to sew the quilt together once I get going but this is such a struggle I think I’ll be just working on several rows a day instead. Once I get the rows sewn I’ll work on the inside of the quilt blocks probably just meander and stipple stitching to set off the characters. I’ll be glad when this one is done. Then I have to start on the wedding quilt for Jonathan and Corina which is this December. I’ve already warned Jonthan that it might not get done on time.


  1. […] it’s been rough, but I’ve made some major progress on our wedding napkin quilt.  As you may recall I have finally gotten around to starting a quilt using the napkins and table […]

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