Friday, August 07, 2009

Three Weddings and NO Funerals: Part Three

He's always been one of my favorites of the Good Guys' kids. Once, when he was about eight, he said to his mom, "Mrs. S. is almost as funny as Robin Williams!" How could I not be smitten with Ben? He's the same age as my Tom and for a while played the 'cello. He grew up in our church and was his mom's right-hand man as she produced the annual Festival of Santa Lucia during Advent. He's awfully cute, very bright, and has been highly successful in his career with a major company. He's a star.

And then he met Mia. Obviously I don't know her very well. But she must be a star in her own right to have caught Ben's attention. Ben and Mia are to be married in New England this autumn.

A few years back we had a swap that Carolyn suggested. We used black and batik fabric and made 12" Sawtooth Star blocks. But instead of using a plain six-inch square for the center, we picked blocks that we liked and made them in six-inch size. I liked the blocks so much that I'm thinking of doing this swap again, only using white for the background.

Anyway, when I got the top together, it was right around the time that Ben and Mia were getting serious about each other. And I just somehow was convinced that they would be permanent. And designated this quilt for them.

So, much happiness young friends. And thanks again, Ben, for that lovely compliment way back when . . . .


14 comments:

Mimi said...

Sounds like a perfect quilt for the perfect couple.

I like your description of Ben...I was smiling through your post.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs

Lori said...

What a nice story Nancy. I'm sure they will love the quilt as it is a real beauty.

Patchwork Penguin said...

What a beautiful quilt.. I know they will love it. You did a wonderful job on it.

Hugs!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Gretchen said...

A perfect quilt for a "star" couple. I love the stories behind your quilts.

graceamazes said...

I love the setting you used for these vibrant stars. Would you mind if I "borrowed" it for mine? That presumes, of course, that I get around to making the top while I still remember how you did it! LOL!

Laurie said...

Ooh! Bright colors in black. You KNOW that's where my heart naturally goes when it's at rest! :-)

Also, isn't it impossible not to love your kids' friends who love you? Each of my three kids has one friend I would die for. (Several others I truly like, but one apiece who are just the best.)

quiltmom said...

Lovely lovely quilt Nancy- It really is so pretty and I love the star centers. Your quilts are all beautiful and will be treasured quilts by their owners.
Happy quilting,
Regards,
Anna

kimquiltz @ an oft traveled road said...

Oooo, black, jewel tones and stars! You can't go wrong with THAT combo! Ab beautiful, Nancy.

anne bebbington said...

Obviously a star quilt for a star :o) - love the brights against the black background

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love it, it's stunning! Well done, as always, and much happiness to the lucky couple.

Karin said...

What a beautiful quilt for the lucky couple. I am inspired.

*karendianne. said...

Oh Nancy, what a lovely story and a tremendous quilt ~ with a whole lotta love.

creativedawn said...

Sounds like the wonderful couple has a wonderful quilt waiting for them.....Your quilt is stunning! I love the idea of making the 6 inch blocks different centers...great swap idea....might have to do it....lol.... best wishes to the happy couple!
hugz
Pam