Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wedding Bell Blues

Thank you for all the positive feedback that I got from my fellow members of Common Threads Quilters of Long Valley. They are an amazing group of talented craftspeople and they inspire me every time I see them. They really encouraged me to continue blogging.

If anyone has a wedding or shower to go to this Spring or Summer, here's an idea if you think you don't have time to make a quilt by then.

This is the quilt I made for my daughter when she got married a year ago last November. I only had the top completed at her wedding. We displayed the top and I had made 4X4 blue and white blocks for people to sign. After dinner was over, the blocks were put out on a table with permanent markers and everyone signed away. After all the excitement died down and I recovered from post wedding planning withdrawal depression, I sewed the blocks together for the backing. Later that year I quilted it and finished the binding and gave it to them for their first anniversary.

This is a section of the back of the quilt with the signatures. Some of the comments the kids at the wedding wrote are absolutely priceless. I'm hoping to start on one soon for her twin sister but she needs to get engaged first and I need to recover financially from the last one!


  1. Janet,

    What a fabulous idea. I'm sure your daughter and her husband will treasure it forever.


  2. Ce quilt avec des photos est une excellente idée pour fêter un évènement, c'est vraiment magnifique !!!!!!!