August 16, 2008

My 'Fairy' God-Mother

Meet my (fairy) God-Mother, Auntie Therese! She has been by my side since I started planning our wedding. She has a son and will never have a daughter to plan a wedding she really wants to help me! Yay for me! She made all my Halloween costumes when I was little. She is a sewing machine!

I decided to make a Guest Book Quilt instead of an actual book. At first, I wanted a serving dish for everyone to sign but with the amount of guest we having I knew it wouldn't work. And no one looks at their guest book. It gets thrown in a box and you don't look at it again until your grandchildren find it someday (This is what happened to my Grandma's anyway!). So, I found this idea from a blog I'm subscribed to. And I fell in love! I thought it will be so nice to put this quilt on display so we can see it everyday! And it also incorporates with my vintage theme! Auntie Therese has granted me a wish to make this lovely quilt. So..we made a trip to Joann Fabrics to find some fabric, materials and a pattern for the quilt. It was so much fun picking colors and fabrics! Instead of using a plain quilt pattern we are kicking it up a notch..We found a quilt that will fold into a pillow!

This is so exciting to me because I have an antique shelf display and I would love to put this pillow on it! What else is neat is the front of the pillow will be Mike and I's signature and our wedding date. Maybe even a picture of us(...if we can figure out how to do that!).

Here are the colors I have chosen. They are our wedding colors.
The brown will be the back of the quilt and the ivory and sage will be the quilting blocks on the front. The blocks will be pre-cut for people to sign at the wedding.

We are so excited to get started on our little project!!!