My husband and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary last weekend. I had planned to post about this on the actual day, but didn't get to it before we left for our trip. So imagine you are reading this on September 3rd and I won't feel like as much of a slacker, okay?
As one of our wedding present, my mom made us this quilt. She made quilts for my sister and brother for their weddings, too, so it wasn't necessarily a surprise, but in a way it was. I really did not expect to like it as much as I do. That is not to say that I don't love my mom's quilts or that I don't think she is a talented quilter, it is just that we have very different styles. But I really love this quilt.
I always wanted a Fall wedding, but Labor Day weekend was about as close to fall as we could get. Marrying a farmer means that you can't really plan any activities from mid-September until Thanksgiving, lest you miss precious harvesting time. And since we were getting married in Tennessee and so many people were traveling from Indiana and Iowa we decided that Labor Day weekend was the best time so everyone wouldn't be as rushed to get back after the wedding. It really was perfect. We had so much fun. While I was in the planning stages I had so many people tell me that they didn't even remember most of their wedding, which I thought was kind of sad. I vividly remember so many things about ours, and I'm so glad that I do.
The fabrics in this quilt were actually used as runners on the tables at our reception. So it is kind of fun to have that link to our wedding in the quilt.
Of course I couldn't leave without a shot of it on the chicken house...