Our son enjoyed snowboarding in Montana. So, I decided to make him a sort of memory quilt. I used up old pants, scraps from garment making and The Billings Gazette paper. I used the news paper as my foundation. Sewed pieces to it, then trimmed to size of page. I did rip all the paper off the back before quilting. I used flannel on the back. I then proceeded to hand quilt the names of all the ski resorts in Montana on the blocks. Funny, their oldest sons name happens to be one of the resorts, too! Long before he was married. This was made way back in 2000, somewhere near that year. I used a piece of chalkboard chalk to write the words, gave a width that was pleasing to the eye for quilting. Our daughter in law was kind enought to take some pictures of it for us. Their oldest son uses it on his bed.
My nephew recently married a young lady from a farming community in our state. Lori Holt's book and selected patterns provided a unique opportunity to piece and quilt a special gift for them incorporating some of the timeless features of a rural lifestyle. "Forever Yes" is the theme for their wedding which I embroidered on one of the corner star blocks.
Seen Jenny's tutorial on this pattern. It makes up very easily. Although the only dislike I have was there were too many seams, hard to lay flat. That being said. I used a citrus jelly roll and blue Turquoise for background. The wedding colors were the yellows, oranges, green and blue. This was made for classmates daughter for wedding, May 1, 2021. Just finished the binding yesterday. Mother of bride says it's bright! Said they will love it. It's 90x 90. I stitched the couples name, date and location of wedding in border. I put parents initials also in border along with my name and location. I made my own stencil to use in the circles and border.