Coming Clean

So a while ago, actually, close to a year ago, someone came to me asking about a double wedding ring quilt. It would be for their bride, as a wedding gift. I was thrilled to do it, and immediately started collecting fabric.

The catch to this story, and the part I am now ‘coming clean’ about, is that the double wedding ring quilt was for my best friend, who a few months later came asking me to create a quilt for her fiance.

Yes, you guessed it. The Periodic Table Quilt I recently posted about, is actually part of a set… Unintentionally, of course. So, for MONTHS, I juggled two quilts, for one couple. And for people I am really close to. The phone calls and messages were crazy. And I knew at some point I was going to slip up.

Well, turns out I am really good at keeping secrets. Neither party knew about their quilt, until it was gifted to them. Of course there were plenty of funny conversations between my mom and I (she was one of the few who knew the whole story) as I tried to juggle these two projects.

Now that you know the general story- I imagine you want to know more about the Double Wedding Ring Quilt.

The groom’s favorite color is blue, and the bride’s favorite color is orange. So this quilt would be a Scrap Double Wedding Ring Quilt, using those two colors, with a base color of white. Its dimensions are aprox. 79″ x 89″, perfect for a full size bed.

However, it wasn’t at the wave of a magic wand from the fairy godmother that this quilt became reality. No it started as a mass of tiny little pieces, divided up into Ziploc bags.

And all these pieces left behind quite a mess in my scrap basket…

But eventually all the little pieces became this-

Then it was this-

And finally, this-

And for something fun, I even listed some of the stats for the quilt-

And the final wrap up-

So there it is, the final product. The couple loves it, and the Periodic Table Quilt, and they have a wonderful story to tell as well.

Wedding Shower Festivities!

So this past weekend I was visiting my best friend, and throwing her first wedding shower! There was plenty of food and fun, as well as a surprise. The surprise I will talk about later, for now- the shower!

Let’s start things off by introducing you to the cute couple.

Bloggers, meet Andrew and Kim.

Kim with Emily…

Kim with Jessica…

Then you have several of the guys who showed up for the fun…

Ryan, Ben and Clint.

It is important to mention here that we are a non-alcoholic group. So the drinks you see- root beer.

In addition to visiting with a great group of people, there were gifts, and several good moments…

The couple had registered for a pizza stone, however, the wonderful couple who bought it for them decided to do one better, and get Kim and Andrew the stone with handles. Needless to say, Andrew was ecstatic!

Andrew was also blown away by the jumbo muffin pan…

I don’t know what this conversation was about, but I definitely want to know.

And finally to wrap this post up, I leave you with this…

Ode to Orange

Orange is such a beautiful color. While probably not my favorite, that would be red, it is a close second. And while I am not its fervent admirer, I do know who is. So today, in honor of someone who loves orange I thought we could look at all the fun things in orange.

Don’t these look delicious?

orange 1

Who doesn’t love crayons?

orangecrayon

I love the purple flowers in the background.

monarch butterfly

Beautiful shot.

orange_flower

And then there is this critter… I have no idea what he is- except colorful. He has that part down…

orange bug

Hope you enjoyed the tour of orange! Bear with me, this week is busy busy! Tomorrow it will all be over though and I should have more posts!

I take no credit for these photos. I can not cut an orange so perfectly, nor do I ever get that close to a bug.

Wedding Bells

This coming summer I will be the Maid of Honor in my best friends wedding. And I can’t wait! So much has to be done between now and June, one thing being my dress! The bride has hers, and the colors have been decided- so now I have to figure out which dress I am going to wear.

I have a few criteria- the dress needs straps. I am going to be busy and certainly don’t want to be hiking my dress up all day. The dress also has to be cool. Temperature is what I am talking about here… A wedding in southern Mississippi, in June… JUNE. It is going to be HOT. So I need a dress that will breathe.

Here are some of the options- your opinion is more than welcome!

#1 One of my favorites so far. But I am not sure where I will work in the accessory color blue.

Bridesmaid Dress 1

#2 Not sure about the knot in the front…

Bridesmaid Dress 2

#3 Somewhat plain… but would work.

Bridesmaid Dress 3

#4 Straps look funny- but it could just be the picture.

Bridesmaid Dress 4

#5 Really love this one- but it is strapless. I would have to try it and see…

Bridesmaid Dress 5

#6 I love this one, but again, I am not sure where I would put the blue.

Bridesmaid Dress 6

#7 This is an option as well.

Bridesmaid Dress 7

 

So what do you think? Because I can’t decide.