Friday, March 21, 2008

A Wedding and a Wedding Quilt

You know what this is, don't you?This is a BRIDE! This bride happens to be my very lovely stepdaughter, Jennifer. Last June, she married the man of her dreams in Houston, Texas. And you know what a wedding in the family means, don't you? Of course! A wedding quilt!
Here she is with the wedding quilt I made for the newlyweds. (This picture was taken at their cute little house in Houston.) I chose to make the quilt in holiday-themed thirties fabrics, because I suspect (and hope) that there will be grandchildren one day who would like to play "I Spy" with it. I guess that was a little devious on my part, making a wedding quilt with grandchildren in mind, but what can I say? I'm enthusiastic about the possibility. And available for babysitting, by the way. Just so you know, Jen...but no pressure. Ahem.

I think she liked it! You can't see it very well in this picture, but it's the teary-eyed thank-you photo shot. I live for these. She did it well, didn't she? Gorgeous girl, and very, very sweet! I'm so glad she liked it.

I enjoyed making this pattern. The block is called "Vintage Propellers" is available as a free download at Connecting Threads. Here is the link: click here
I modified the pattern by setting the blocks with alternate plain print blocks, as it was a little too busy with all the propellers smooshed together. I wouldn't want to strain the childrens'....uh...I mean bride and groom's...eyesight. No, that wouldn't be good.

Just thought you might like to see the groom, too. Isn't he a handsome guy? It was a lovely wedding.

(Jennifer and Michael--you know I'm only making jokes. No pressure, really. Only when you're ready. Because I am!!!!)

Giveaway Alert: Amanda at Busy Little Quilter is having a giveaway. Leave a comment on her blog and you'll have a chance to win a twenty-five dollar gift certificate to The Fat Quarter Shop. Sweeeeeeeet!

22 comments:

Tine said...

What a beautiful bride! And her dress!! Oh my goodness!
The weddingquilt you made is fantastic! It definately desserves the teary-eyed thank you :-D
My parents were very eager to have grandchildren as well....but I didn't meet the man of my dreams until I was 30!
But after I met him, they can't complain that we dragged things out! We met in January 2004, and we had our daugther Dec 2004, and our son March 2007.
And it is true what everybody says, kids really are the best thing ever! I love them dearly :-*
So I guess I agree with you, whenever they're ready (NOW) LOL...

ladydi said...

Lovely bride, lovely quilt, handsome groom. Nice! Thanks for the intro to "Busy Little Quilter" (Is anyone else envious of Jennifer's tiny little waist?)

Amanda said...

I love the teary eyed thank you picture. This is why I only give quilts when I can see the people open them. I guess I live for that look, too, or at least a big smile and a hug!

She's beautiful, and the groom is handsome. They'll make beautiful babies for you to spoil!

I love the quilt. Thanks for the link to it. :)

anne from finland said...

What a lovely couple! Jennifer´s wedding dress is so beautiful! I love the wedding quilt, too! I am as you waiting for grandchildren, but my three daughters are sooo slowly and our son is only 11...

Rhonda said...

What a lovely bride! and a wonderful wedding quilt.
It doesn't hurt to hint about grandchildren. ;-)
Thanks for mentioning of the giveaway... I'm on my way.

Jacquie said...

Beautiful couple, beautiful quilt. You are a lucky woman!

Sally said...

I'll add my "lovely bride, lovely quilt, handsome groom" comment to the legions already stated! They will make quite stunning grandchildren for you, Lisa! My 3 grands are coming to visit in just 2 weeks...can't wait. Happy Easter to you and to all the other folks who come to visit your blog.

Dawn said...

Wow, Lisa...the quilt is breath-taking. Along with the beautiful bride. And yes, her husband is quite handsome!

What a wonderful quilt you made for her. The things memories are made of.....

Kat said...

Gorgeous bride, wonderful quilt!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh Lisa, it's just beautiful. The Bride, Groom & Quilt of course.
Yes I can see those teary eyes.
Will I tell you your sounding a little desperate for grandkids? LOL! Well they need to know you won't be upset to be called Grandma, Nan, Nanny don't they.....
Just don't start sewing those baby clothes etc.....

hunnybunny said...

Wow, that is a beautiful post. You are so funny on your quest for grandchildren. My mother in law used to demand them, now ahe's trying to cap the amount everyone can have. It's funny. I can only imagine the quilty goodness your grandchild(ren) will be surrounded in.

Elaine Adair said...

It isn't often that I find something is more beautiful than a quilt in a post, but this time, that young women is just so beautiful. Well the quilt is pretty nice also! Happy day!

julieQ said...

Oh, what a lovely bride and beautiful quilt!!

~D Spack~ said...

Lisa, I just have to tell you that I think you look so cute in your blog photo, it is a great picture.
Thanks for the "giveaway" giveaway.
:) ~D Spack~ come to mine next week, my daughter and I are doing a joint giveaway when I get to Phoenix!

cinnamongirl93 said...

Hi Lisa! How have you been? I hope all is well. The wedding quilt has one of my all time favorite blocks. The pinwheel. I love it! BTW you look fantastic in the photo and so does the bride. Happy Easter to you and yours! Blessing to you also!

upstateLisa said...

beautiful quilt!!!! beautiful bride!!!!!!!

BusybeeDebQuilts said...

Lisa - beautiful quilt ... and beautiful bride too ... :-)

I love that pattern ... I down loaded it a number of years ago waiting patiently for grand-niece or nephew to come along and just learned a couple of days ago that one of my nephews and his wife are expecting!! Yahoo! Can't wait to try it out.

Deb

Su Bee said...

Subtle as a chain saw, Lisa!!! ROFL - but when it happens, brace yourself for the BEST thing in the world!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Beautiful bride and love the quilt.
Happy Easter!!

Under The Lychee Tree said...

The teary-eyed picture of Jennifer, you and the quilt makes me teary-eyed. Thanks for sharing. It motivates me to get Michelle's wedding quilt done, the wedding is March 29th! Eeek!

Denise (Nour) said...

Beautiful couple! Maybe the puakenikeni quilt will soon be in their (and your) futures! LOL

Phyl said...

Beautiful quilt for a beautiful couple from a beautiful woman!