We have known the family of Rosie's new husband, Philip, for quite a while. We met a bit before we first moved out here, more than ten years ago, when the kids were all... kids.
We are all friends, and Philip's sister, Annie, has been a good friend of our girls for all that time. You can read her blog here!She is an excellent housewife and mother, and most fun of all, she is a fellow quilter, which just makes me very happy. When my big girls, also quilters, are away (and they live in Virginia, so that's most of the time), Annie hangs out with me and we choose fabric, look at quilting books, and sew together. When she got married a couple of years ago, Annie had the excellent idea of creating a wedding album quilt. She made the squares and put one on each table at her reception, along with Pigma pens, for everyone to sign as a memento of the occasion.
So when she said that she was making one for Rosie and Philip, I was thrilled! There was no possible way I could do such a a thing (I'm already way behind on the quilt I'm making them as a wedding gift, which I'll show you anon), yet what a fabulous keepsake!
I wish I could do everything! By hand!
No need in this case -- Annie really came through...
...with a design that is so Rosie, and in her wedding colors as well! It's delightful to look at all the messages that people left, and it will make a beautiful quilt for her to enjoy forever.
I'm going to let her tell us the name of the pattern in the comments, because I forget, although I do remember how excited about it she was when she saw it.
Won't it be pretty all sewn together, backed, and quilted? I promise to show you pictures when it's done, but we won't rush her, because she is working on another project, to go with this one: