Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A wedding quilt

I've been meaning to blog about this for just over three weeks now. Trouble is, I didn't get around to taking pictures, and I hadn't received the wedding photos. And this is the kind of thing you need pictures of, because words just aren't enough. So, first, a picture:

Starry Wedding Quilt

Each block in this quilt was made with different hands. It's a lengthy list, but I want to individually mention each person involved in this project:

Amanda
Amanda
Amy
Beth
Betty (my grandmother
Bryanna
Chawne
Chris
Cindy (my mom)
Fi
Freida
Gabriella
Jen
Jessica
Jill (my sister)
Jules
Kaelin
Liz
Maureen
Melissa
Nicke
Paula
Rachel
Robin
Safieh
Sally
Sam
Sara
Tammy

Starry Wedding Quilt

I cannot thank you all enough for making this quilt for us!
It's so beautiful, and when I opened it at the wedding, I was shocked, touched, and overwhelmed.

The colors are, of course, PERFECT! And the stars. oh. the stars. I love that each quilter shared a little piece of themselves in this quilt.

Nicke organized this endeavor, and quilted it! We've had so much fun enjoying each block.

Starry Wedding Quilt

Jules made the binding, and Nicke shipped it to Amy, who surprised me with it. Kaelin has devilishly named it, "The Babymaker". My mom especially loved that!

Starry Wedding Quilt

Thank you, friends! It means so much that you would do this for us, and give us good wishes for our marriage.

Starry Wedding Quilt

One last photo: this is CJ, Elliott's adorable dog, who is living with his parents for the time being. Since we will be living at my townhome (with no yard), he can't stay with us. We'll be visiting him often, though!

24 comments:

  1. such a gorgeous quilt! and wow, that dog is quite large.

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  2. Love it, this turned out amazing! And Sara's right, this give you great perspective on how big CJ is!

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  3. How lovely!Would love to see the back and CU of binding.

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    1. Thanks! I will work on getting pictures of both! In the meantime, check out Nicke's post. It does show the flannel she used!
      http://kisskissquilt.blogspot.com/2012/05/stars-for-jacey-and-elliott.html

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  4. It was such an honor to be a part of this quilt, Jacey!! I have to say -- the name it was given is so great!! LOL

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  5. OH WOW that came out BEAUTIFULLY! What wonderful friends. :)

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  6. aw, hooray!! congrats!

    Also? Nicke was an amazing ring-leader. :o)

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  8. It turned out beautifully! I was a little sad no one asked me to help but at least a couple people used my block designs...so I sort of feel like I'm part of it ;) And I cracked up when Kaelin told me her name for the quilt. Perfect!

    Oh and that was me above...my husband must have stolen my computer. ;)

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  9. Oh, I love it! I wish I'd been a part of it too! What an incredibly special gift. The Babymaker -that's perfect! But sheesh, give ya more than 10 minutes of wedded bliss first, right?!

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  10. I love that!!! What a fabulous present that you'll always treasure!

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  11. Wow!!! How incredible:) You sure are LOVED!!! I personally, am with your Mom!! The babymaker is the perfect name for the quilt:) XXXOOO

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  12. Gorgeous!! Love the name ;) and huge dog!

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  13. Just gorgeous! That Nicke is such a sweetheart! Congrats again. And seriously lol at the baby maker.

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  14. So pretty Jacey! How nice to have a something made by so many of your friends. I hope I can have a hand in the babyquilt whenever it may be needed : ) no rush!

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  15. It's beautiful! That's really cool that your friends arranged such a big project.

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  16. That quilt is absolutely gorgeous - destined to become a family heirloom!

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  17. I was so honored to take a small in the quilt!! Wishing you and Elliott a lifetime of love & joy!

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  18. What an amazing wedding gift...and done in 'Jacey colors' at that! You must feel overwhelmed by all the love that went into this gift...perfect! But Elliot had to give up his dog...how sad (I'm sure Elliot's parents will be a good home but still!)! Any plans on moving to a place with a yard in the near future? (I know, I know...beautiful quilt but show me a dog [or cupcakes] and I lose focus!). ;)

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  19. Beautiful quilt! You are quite loved by your friends and family. (sjn821)

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  20. What a treasure! Oh I love this post. It is filled with so much love.

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  21. So special and beautiful! Very well deserved :)

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  22. Oh wow is this amazing! Getting a gift like this must have been emotional and so touching!! I love the quilt nickname and might steal it on my next wedding gift quilt, adorable!!! I really love the stars. Great quilt.

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