It's done! I found the tan fabric I used for the squares at my favorite local quilt shop, Patches & Stitches. It's a 108" Moda backing fabric, mottled tan, that is perfect for working with these 1800s reproduction fabrics I love so much. At Christmas one of my sons saw the work in progress on the design wall and commented that he liked it SO next Christmas it's his. It's a good throw size, 58" x 64", and I will machine quilt it myself.
Today we had brunch with our son, Andy, and his beloved, Lauren, and her folks. We went to the restaurant where the rehearsal dinner will be held then went to the church to meet up with the pastor to get a few details of the ceremony worked out. The pastor is a wonderful woman and we were glad to get to meet her. The wedding is March 31, 2012 so you may hear a little more about it in the future.
I've got a new idea for a quilt for the wedding couple--it certainly won't be done by the wedding. Their official wedding quilt is done, and has been since 1995. Here it is:
This won Best of Show at our guild show in 1995 and has been saved for the first son to get married. They have a german shepherd who sleeps with them so they plan to hang it on a wall. So now I want to surprise them with another, more user-friendly bed quilt. Don't tell them--their theme is Peacocks so I've got something fun to work with.
Be sure to go to Patchwork Times to see what lots of other quilters have been working on. Have a great week! Let's quilt!