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Seaside Bride

My son and his wife married in April, on a beautiful white sand beach in Florida. Between trips back to be with my parents, I made a wedding quilt for them. This pattern is very difficult. All the pieces are curved, and putting them together requires focus and perserverance. Aaaarrrggghhhh!

The main fabric is not white – it is a white sand color, with seashells! All the colors are the colors from the beach on that beautiful wedding day. And it was finished just in time for Christmas, alhamdallah!

December 26, 2006 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Christmas, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Photos


  1. its so, so beautiful ya khalti – and each cut, each stitch, each baste so evidently made with love. they will sleep so well under it!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | December 26, 2006 | Reply

  2. Thank you and see you soon, insh’allah, little diamond.

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 26, 2006 | Reply

  3. wow that looks really warm 😀

    umm isnt basteing something you do with turkeys?

    Comment by sknk | December 26, 2006 | Reply

  4. r u from florida?

    Comment by Purgatory | December 26, 2006 | Reply

  5. Skunk. . . hmmmm, yes you are right, you baste turkeys, i.e. keep putting liquid over them as they bake.

    Basting when you quilt is using big stitches to hold the three layers together before you do the fine stitching. Once the fine stitching is done, you remove the basting stitches.

    You would not believe what I have to wade through to retrieve your comments from spam! Such filth! Can you figure out why all of a sudden this is happening?

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 27, 2006 | Reply

  6. Purg – I am from your favorite city, Seattle. But we lived for a while in Florida, and we have a house there, too. Our son is a felony prosecutor there.

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 27, 2006 | Reply

  7. wow mashalaaa! Woman is there anything you can’t do! What an amazing idea. Your son and daughter-in-law musta been thrilled!

    Comment by 1001 Nights | December 27, 2006 | Reply

  8. Zin – 🙂 🙂 🙂 they loved it, thanks be to God!

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 27, 2006 | Reply

  9. What a beautiful Quilt!!!

    Comment by inq8 | January 11, 2007 | Reply

  10. InQ8 – glad you like it! Are you a quilter?

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 12, 2007 | Reply

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