Saturday, September 09, 2006

A Quilt for Rob and Kellie


Dottie's son, Rob, married Kellie today. The wedding was very pretty. It was held at St. Luke's church and the weather was perfect. Dottie and Bob had a party back at their house following the wedding, and it was delightful. We've known Rob since he was in about the fourth grade, and we used to see him when the Good Guys would gather for family events. There were a whole bunch of kids around the same age, and they were amazingly compatible for a group that didn't see each other all that often. Over the years as the kids all grew up, we saw less of them, but still are delighted to celebrate with them when they marry.
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Joe and I hadn't met Kellie until today. And, of course, we only had a couple of minutes with her. But we were struck by how warm and friendly she was. And -- if that wasn't enough -- she's drop-dead gorgeous in a classic, elegant kind of way. I can see why Dottie is tickled to have her join their ever-growing family.
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Whenever an announcement is made that wedding planning has begun, that is a signal to me that a quilt is in order. Not knowing the grown-up Robbie very well and not knowing his bride-to-be at all, I didn't know what might be appropriate. So I consulted Dottie, who said that they liked neutrals and had just ordered a dark green couch.
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I had some neutral fabrics that I thought would be right and got to work on the top. I was making another quilt out of some different neutral fabrics at the same time. It turned out that the quilt I was thinking was for Rob and Kellie was right for my friend Frank, and the other neutral quilt was right for Kellie and Rob. It is made entirely from Daiwabo taupe fabrics that come from Japan. I was in a fabric club that sent me six fat quarters per month, and it seemed that all of them went together beautifully. The quilt is a design I learned from Bonnie Hunter that I like a lot; it is simply pinwheel blocks alternating with 16-patch blocks. They make a very nice secondary pattern. Branky quilted it beautifully for me, and I put a nice black mottled binding on it. I wish Kellie and Rob hours of happy snuggling under it.

4 comments:

Ms. Jan said...

Great quilt--I love the way the quilt looks like is just blurs into the border! Just wunnerful! And the bride--she is classically beautiful and what a beautifully classical dress! Lucky them to get this masterpiece!

floribunda said...

beautiful quilt, Nancy! I know they'll love it

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bride and groom! Fabulous quilt!
What a wonderful way to celebrate their marriage.
Kathy B

Kellie Pannepacker said...

That is such a beautiful article. We love the quilt and it matches perfectly in our family room. Snuggles under it has already taken place and many more to come. I can not thank you enough for all the hard work and passion you put in to this beautiful quilt. We will cherish it forever and think of you often.