Friday, May 15, 2009


OK I can finally write about something my wife and I have been working on for about 9 months. No it's not a baby. But it was for my baby.
As you may know we have taken up quilting but we did it for a particular reason. My daughter Jessica is getting married this weekend and when she and Jarod announced their engagement a year or so ago we decided to give them a memory quilt. I looked into having one made and WOW were they expensive. I thought "shoot I could make one cheaper than that!" So Jan and I took a class in quilt making and set out to make them one.
Last September we picked out fabric and sent out fabric squares to friends and family that indicated they would participate. We asked that they put some type of memory of Jessica or Jarod or the couple on the square and then send to back to us by January 31. That would give Jan and I three months to put it together.05-10-09
Well the last pieces did not arrive till the end of March with one coming much later than that.
We gave Jessica and Jarod the quilt yesterday at a picnic in their honor. They loved it and Jan and I are very happy to be able to give to them what will become part of their history.
Oh and the late square, that was from my brother and it received a place of honor on the back making this a two sided quilt!


Chan Bliss said...

If you are trying to figure how big it is each square is 8x8. We planned on it fitting a queen size bed.

Snippety Gibbet said...

That is absolutely the coolest thing. I had no idea you all were doing that That's just the best wedding present every.

Flylin said...

Wow! I am REALLY impressed. I just may have to learn how to quilt now...I should have a few years before any kids get married, but I really love the idea!


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