Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Wedding Quilt

Two of Anthony's cousins were married before him. Grandma Fisher made a wedding quilt for each of them. When Anthony and Deb shared the news of their engagement, Grandma's reply was, well looks like I will get to make another wedding quilt.

Then in May mom was diagnosed with colon cancer. As she lay so very sick in the hospital for twenty two days, I really thought she probably would never sew again. Finally she was released from the hospital and started the long slow road to recovery. Nothing was said about a wedding quilt for quite sometime. I was sure there would never be a wedding quilt. Then along about July she called to asked if I could pick out some fabric for the wedding quilt. I asked if she was up to it. I think from her reply that possibly I had offended her. Oh course she was up to it. Did I think she was an invalid?

The wedding quilt.

The pattern is a simplified block from Pumpkins Gone Wild.
Notice the odd block???

Remember Anthony and Deb's romantic (????)
proposal in the ice fishing house?
Grandma decided to turn one of the blocks
into a little ice fishing shack. How cute!

Also, a word about my wedding necklace. I have had many emails about my wedding necklace. Is it old? Is it new?

It is a new necklace made out of old jewelry.
My necklace was made by Christina Conrad of Rhys Cameron Designs.

She also made this one for me using some of my old vintage jewelry.

Have a great day and I hope you find time to quilt today.

From my heart,


  1. What a beautiful quilt (love the ice fishing hut) and what a great story! Go Grandma!! :0)

  2. What a cool idea to use vintage jewelery and remake it into something new.
    As for the wedding quilt- it is one special gift- what a quilt to treasure- so beautiful and something that they will cherish all the days of their life. My grandmother was a very important person in my life - I expect that is true for most people.
    I hope that your mother is feeling okay these days.
    Thanks for sharing this very touching story.
    Belated Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. May you share many more happy years together.

  3. It's a very nice wedding quilt, and the detail with the ice fishing shack is really sweet! It's very good to see that your mother is sewing again. Hugs!

  4. Sandy, you are just everything that is warm and endearing and good. Thanks so much for sharing with us. So glad your mom is recovering, it is a tough road.

  5. That's beautiful Sandy.
    Beautiful story.
    Beautiful quilt.
    Beautiful little Fishin' Shack.

  6. What a sweet woman!! I hope thing continue to go well for her.

  7. The quilt really touched my heart. What a treasure to have that from your grandmother. blessings, marlene

  8. Love the quilt, really love the story and I covet those necklaces!

  9. Sandy: I'm glad your mom is doing better. Like the quilt — especially the ice fishing part. Thanks for sharing!

  10. That is one of the cutest ideas (and cutest Grandmas) I've ever seen! It really personalized the quilt, and she did a fantastic job. Love your fabrics.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

  11. Love that there is a hidden block in tehre with a story! Glad grandma is back at it!!
    I absolutely love vintage jewelry - and also that something new was created out of the old. It's beautiful!!

  12. Talk about an heirloom. I'm sure this quilt will always be one of their biggest treasures, especially with the special block.

  13. Hi
    Sure missed you at market. What a nice story - good to see your Mom and Dad looking good.

  14. What a sweet wedding quilt story - especially when you had told us about the proposal before. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Grandma must have been the source of your creativity and sweetness! Those necklaces are soooo fantastic, too!

  16. Grandma means love, in so many ways! The quilt is wonderful, and yes I remember the ice fishing house proposal (and the quilt covering it).

    Thanks for the info on your gorgeous necklace. My MIL has lots of "good" costume jewelry which would look fantastic fashioned up like this.

  17. Beautiful quilt! Great addition of the ice fishing hut (what a fun story that will be to tell), and I'm glad for you that your mom was feeling better. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving (what a lot to be thankful for!)

  18. Sandy, what a beautiful quilt. I'm so glad your Mom feels up to quilting, as I'm sure it is a comforting endeavor. Your necklaces are beautiful. What wonderful "something olds" for a wedding!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.