Monday, January 9, 2012

Quilled Ketubah

This past fall I quilled a Jewish/interfaith marriage ketubah for a couple whose wedding took place in early December. The bride and I worked our way through the enjoyable steps of planning the design and selecting paper colors throughout the summer months.

Quilled ketubah by Ann Martin

The design was my interpretation of a monogram that Texas calligrapher Tara Jones created for the couple's wedding stationery. Tara lettered the warm white ketubah in a flowing, modern script.

Quilled ketubah by Ann Martin

The wedding color palette was smoke gray and pale blue, so I used two shades of gray quilling paper - actually silver and charcoal - along with blue-gray.

Quilled ketubah by Ann Martin

The 22" x 30" ketubah was signed at the wedding, and will be framed and placed on display in the couple's home to remind them daily of their vows and responsibilities to one another.

Quilled ketubah by Ann Martin

Best wishes to Amber and Jeff!

16 comments:

  1. Your invitations are so elegant. I love your quilling work.

    Jennifer

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! As always stunning and elegant. I'm sure she was so pleased, Ann! You get very unique announcement requests :) Love seeing the all!
    -Molly

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  3. wow! wonderful I love your work!
    Greetings Baukje

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  4. I never knew paper could be so elegant! Your work is superb! Many thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a most beautiful Ketubah and a great item to have on display in ones home. The grey/silver colours work so well and the filigree shapes are perfect! I love the darker accents and the monogram ties is just lovely with the script. Congrats!
    Licia

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  6. dear Ann,
    this sure will be a treasured item for the couple!
    very clever, adapting to their color theme & design, but still with your beauty & elegance!

    xoxo
    steph

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  7. Such elegant scrolls Ann,I marvel at the evenness of the scrolls on both sides. The monograms too looks perfect.

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  8. Such meticulous placement of every curve – elegant and graceful as always!

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  9. Ann,
    Your work is beautiful as ever!!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Sue C.

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  10. Thanks everyone - you're so nice!

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  11. I LOOOOVE seeing your work here, Ann! Love the colors they chose, too. :D

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  12. This is CRAZY! and so beautiful!

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