Friday, February 12, 2010
The First of Four Wedding Quilts -Jenny & Brian
In March 2005, the generation of cousins and friends of my daughters started getting married. If the happy couple are family members or friends so close they feel like family, I "give" them a quilt as a wedding gift. Well, the weddings have been piling up on me and I am currently working on #2 of four wedding quilts I have promised. The first one went to my nephew, Brian and his bride, Jenny who married in March of 2005 and here it is. They received it from me (finally) in July of 2008. I think it was worth the wait!
The quilt is queen size and it's pattern is a basic nine-patch in pastels with a twist - five of the nine squares in the nine patch are 8-part diamonds. The border repeats the diamond pattern combined with a four patch block in green and pink. Across the top border of the quilt is a band of blue fabric with flowers and butterflies and in the center of this band, a cross stitched block with "Brian and Jennifer, And the two shall be called one. March 10, 2005" embroidered by my daughter Becky. The four borders and the name band are decorated with pastel buttons. The quilt is quilted in stitch in the ditch. On the reverse side is my signature above a piece of the border. A second piece of the border and a few random diamond blocks are also sewn on the back. I used the date March 10, 2008, their 3rd anniversary, being optimistic I would finish it by that time but it did not get finished til July.
Jenny and Brian take their Christian faith very seriously and I was pleased to work a Greek cross pattern into the block work. I am wondering if they noticed it!
Jenny and Brian now have two lovely little daughters and are expecting a third daughter this May. Congratulations, kids!