This quilt was made as a wedding gift for a lovely couple way back when but I only just recently obtained a picture of it. They are practically a UN contingent all by themselves. The bride is a dual French-US citizen, the groom is Australian. They met in college in Canada and now live in the EU.
The design was inspired by a Becky Beierle motif. The material for the bottle is actually a metallic cotton, MUCH easier to manipulate than the typical metallic fabric which frays terribly.
The bottle was pieced as 2 green sections, the white label and the brown cork. Once it was a unit, it was hand-appliqued onto a background. The grape, leaves, and vines were hand-tinted. and the quilt was entirely hand-quilted.