Monday, August 2, 2010

The Most Traditional of Wedding Gifts!

Not china, towels, or silver...but a quilt. For many generations a wedding marked a time when friends and family of a bride would work on a wedding quilt as a gift for the new couples home. My quilt friends stepped up and did the same. How in only 8 weeks I am not sure. There was a trip to Mary Jo's, some cutting of kits, and about a dozen quilters involved in getting these log cabin blocks pieced. They are arranged in a barn raising pattern. Could it be more perfect for Go Postal and I's room? Salem Stitcher did a lot of the assembling and Mrs Goodneedle and Sundance did a fantastic job quilting it. Quiltkeemosabe even provided matching pillow cases with a lovely crocheted (sp?) edging. This picture doesn't do it justice since my little blackberry didn't have enough light but I couldn't wait anymore to share it.

Many oohs and ahhs were heard when we opened this at the reception and several friends have wanted to see it up close when they visit the cabin. I have the greatest group of quilting buds and not just because of gifts like this, but because no matter what is needed they are there. We love our quilt and you all very very much!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It is a great quilt~ and it looks absolutely AMAZING on the bed in the cabin!

Enjoy~ you two are the BEST!

Salem Stitcher said...

We were all so tickled about how it turned out and as far as how it got done in 8 weeks...many hands make light work plus add in that it was a small labor of enormous love.

Mrs. G is right - you two ARE the best!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

It's perfect in that room!! It was fun to make and what a happy occasion too :)

quiltteacher said...

Secrets are well worth keeping!

OhQuilter said...

Beautiful picture! Quilt in the Cabin just says Mr. and Mrs. Go Postal!! You deserve the best!