Monday, December 19, 2011

A Bridal Shower

Even though Christmas is right around the corner,
my dear friends, Anne and Jill,
hosted a bridal shower for my Florida daughter, Kate,
this past weekend.
We all had a wonderful time, of course,
thinking of wedding bells, beach weddings,
and true love!
Because Kate lives in Florida she had requested a 
gift card shower so she could easily get things back home.

Well, being the mother of the bride, I can 
do whatever I want.
So instead of a gift card I had to make a quilt.

Kate at the shower

"Beach Folly"

This is a pattern from Kim Brackett's book,
Scrap-Basket Surprises.
I had collected teals, blue greens and peach batiks.
They seemed the perfect beach colors.
I had it machine quilted by one of the fantastic
machine quilters in my area, Kathy H.
and we went with an overall palm leave pattern.
It really fit the style and mood of the quilt.

I included at picnic basket with the appropriate glasses and
plates so they are set for some special outings.

I think she enjoyed the back as much as the top.
The colors are a tropical sunset.

I also gave her "something old" and "something blue

I collected hankies for awhile off of Ebay and 
choose one with an elegant "K" monogram.

On the opposite corner I had embroidered this poem.
So if upon your wedding day
You shed a happy tear,
Just save it in this handkerchief
And know I hold you dear.
Love Mom

We all had tears after she read it aloud.

It was a wonderful party put on by
wonderful friends,
for a wonderful daughter.

Until Next Time-


  1. her quilt is beautiful, I'm sorry to have missed the shower!

  2. Beautiful gift and very sentimentel.

  3. Beautiful quilt and what a lovely sentiment, too!

  4. Lovely quilt and pretty bride to be.
    The hankie is wonderful and sure to become an heirloom!