Friday, July 24, 2015

California Wedding Quilt

Talking before the ceremony.
Well, we are back from California - at last!  We drove there for my brother's wedding, stopping to see friends and family along the way.  It was...not as bad as I thought it would be - the driving that is.  Seeing everyone was Great!  The wedding was beautiful and so much fun.  Two of our girls were flower girls (I made the sashes and bows) and we had a wonderful time meeting all of the bride's friends and family.


For a wedding present my mom made them this quilt.  Simple, calm and reminiscent of the quilt her mother made for her when she got married.


She also pieced the back.  The bright crazy back is suppose to represent how crazy and unplanned life can become, but how there is a beauty in that too.  (I hope I got all that right.)  My mom is an amazing seamstress, but doesn't often venture into quilt making.  It was fun to help pick fabrics and get the step by step updates during the making of the quilt. 


Now that we are back home I have been catching up on laundry, the garden (the weeds are waist high!) and everything else I didn't do for the three weeks we were away.  I have been taking some time out for quilting though and finally figured out what I am going to do for my quilt block entry at the State Fair.  I have some issues with their fabric choices (again) and will fill you all in next week.  :)

Have a great weekend!

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post and the lovely pictures. Your mother had a good idea about the quilt: calm on one side and rather busy on the other, reflects life as it is.

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  2. Love the photos. You described my thoughts and purpose in creating the quilt perfectly!

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    1. P.S. Thanks for your patience and advice as I tried to figure out how I wanted to combine all those beautiful fabrics!

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  3. I love that your Mum used the sash colour in that wedding quilt.Flower girls look lovely!

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  4. I love the idea of a pieced, crazy back on a calm wedding quilt--genius! And your girls look so sweet in those beautiful flower girl dresses!

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  5. Yes dear, taking a break and have some family time is really a great way to relax. Even just a month ago my cousin got married at best wedding venue in Los Angeles. Our whole family was present there and we all had so much fun.

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