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« on: July 22, 2008 03:35:04 PM »

There's a bit of a backstory to this one, I guess.  We were thrilled when a couple of our very musical friends announced they were getting married.  And even more thrilled, of course, when we were invited. Smiley  This particular couple has been attending our various cabin trips, where we spend the weekend tucked in the middle of the woods, sitting around the campfire playing music pretty much non-stop.  She is an amazing singer and guitarist.  He plays the guitar and sings as well.  But it's such a treat to watch them play together.  She sings and plays guitar, and he accompanies her on his djembe drum.

Long story short, since it was a "don't bother with gifts" sort of wedding (hah, yeah right!), without a registry, it seemed fitting to gift them with a simple quilt that showed them how squishy and wonderful they make people feel when they create music together.  It was kind of rushed, and certainly could have been better.  But meh, I gave it to them just the same.

No real pattern to speak of.  Just kind of winged it.  The sun is machine pieced.  The tree and couple are hand appliqued.  The details in the sky are hand embroidered, which is something I'd never really done before.


Close-up of music notes amongst happy little guitar strings


Super annoying-to-create applique of the couple sitting under a tree.  Him on his drum, her with a guitar.  Kind of hard to make out, I know. Sad  But it's very hard to applique something that teensy! Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008 03:48:59 PM »

Wow. This is beautiful.

And the couple is completely distinguishable. I could tell right away.

That's wonderful. They'll love it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008 03:53:43 PM »

What a thoughtfull gift!!! Excellent work!  Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008 04:24:40 PM »

 Shocked wooow! this is excellent! Really amazing!
I could distinguish boy and girl right away! Great job!!  Cool
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008 04:25:46 PM »

Beautiful! Special! Awesome!
They will treasure it and know the love that went into it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008 05:00:21 PM »

*rolls jaw up off the floor* WOW
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008 05:13:57 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2008 05:42:03 PM »

OH this is absolutely fantastic! I love how many personalized details there are! It is so beautiful and they will be blown away by it! This ROCKS!
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2008 05:48:49 PM »

How awsome! The colors are great too!
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2008 05:57:18 PM »

I would have been delighted to receive such a thoughtful wedding gift. The story behind it will give it such meaning to the newly married couple. You are a good friend.
You also did an amazing job!
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