Wednesday, September 24, 2014

To Have And To Hold . . .

Fifteen years ago I made a wedding quilt for my daughter and her husband that had an Adirondack theme--nature, woodsy, animals, the environment, etc.

I made 16 Pine Burr blocks for the center and 20 Maple Leaf blocks for the outer borders. The secondary design was a total surprise!

The fabrics I showcased in the center of each block represented their interests or special events: the Flume in Wilmington, NY, wedding vows, backpacking in the Grand Canyon, coyote in Long Lake, NY, . . .

. . . The Audubon Expedition Institute Bus, kindergarten in Germany, recycle/reuse, a resident snake, etc. 

I had a large assortment of homespun plaids and checks that I used in the Maple Leaf blocks. The sky fabric was perfect for the alternate blocks.

The back has a family-tree panel with a border of muslin squares where guests signed their names and wrote personal notes :-)

I started the quilt January 2, 1999 and finished it September 17, 1999. It was machine quilted by Valerie Zeman, Homespun Quilting, Huntington, NY. 

I made a presentation pillowcase and gave them the quilt the morning of their wedding day, September 25th.

Happy Anniversary, Con and Kev!

Copyright 2014, Barbara Schaffer