Friday, November 9, 2012

An Event in October

 In October there's always pressure to get out on the lake one more time before we pull in the dock and put the boat away for winter.  The warm days are fewer, but the lake is a quiet and calm place to fish read.

We love to enjoy the sunsets and see the moon or first stars come out without the natives (mosquitoes) bothering us.

It's fun to snuggle up and read with a grandchild.

But this October there was a family wedding and that calls for a make-up quilt!  The first quilt (in a previous post) was the Christmas sampler...not a very good example of a make-up quilt.  So I started once again putting up blocks on the wall.  This bride had a wool quilt for graduation, so I decided a pinwheel scrap quilt with a wool batt and a flannel back would be the one.  Scrap quilts are my absolute favorites.....haven't I said that before?

When the top was together, Grandpa helped me pinbaste the top.  He's also good at setting up and taking down the tables.

Then Bernie and I quilted it.

Here's the finished quilt.  I bound it on the morning of the wedding.


Put it in a pretty box that I bought the day before.

And here it is, ready to go!

That's the real blue sky in the background!!!

We started out for Minneapolis on a very foggy and cold morning.  The wedding was outdoors.  By the time we arrived at the venue, the sky was blue and the sun was shining.  

Here comes the bride.  Her dad put the grooms hand over the brides and advised him that this will be the last time he has the upper hand.

The newlyweds come down the aisle.  There was a sprinkling of autumn leaves that drifted down over them as they said their vows.

Followed by the bride's brother and family.  A wonderful reception followed with family and friends.

The following morning we woke to a beautiful sunrise with a skyline view of Minneapolis.  Another gorgeous October day!

I wish you many beautiful days and wonderful events all year long!



  1. What a fun post to read. I love "made up" quilts! I put my last quilt in a basket I bought--I'm going to keep an eye out for such a cute box as you got! Wonderful gift!

  2. What a cozy and warm looking quilt - and love the special box you found! Enjoyed seeing the wedding photos & how nice the weather cooperated for the bride and groom. Our family is knee deep in wedding preparations for next June - also planned for outdoors & praying it will be good weather in the Upper Midwest we never know what will come our way, right??! I will start the wedding quilt after the holidays...

  3. Oh and wanted to say your blog header is really nice - love your quilt and that pillow is so cute!

  4. Very nice classic quilt! And a beautiful wedding setting. Love the fall weather