My son got married! The latest quilt that I couldn't show you was Keith and Rachel's wedding quilt, with an Apache wedding blessing in the center, Hole In the Barn Door blocks in the corners (it was a farm wedding) and a yellow circle on top to represent the full moon of their wedding day.
The blessing was more eloquent than anything I could have written, but it expressed my sentiments exactly. I found the printed panel (by Block Party Studios) at a quilt store in Texas and painted over it in bright yellow because I wanted it to be joyful and happy. Here's the blessing:
Days of Togetherness
Now you will feel no rain, for each will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness,
for each will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons, but there is one life before you.
May beauty surround you in the journey ahead
and through all the years.
May happiness be your companion.
May your days together be good and long upon the earth.
-- Apache wedding blessing
The ceremony was performed by Rachel's father outside under a big oak tree in a gentle rain. My brother performed the music, beautifully.
Then it was party time in the multistory barn!
|Setting up the day before.|
|Vibrant wildflowers decorated each table.|
|Now I have two beautiful daughters!|
Here's the link to the panel:
Have a colorful day