Monday, 11 April 2016

Wedding Stars

 I mentioned last week that i have been sewing some new quilt blocks...these are for a new sampler quilt and the first ones i've made have a wedding theme..............
 .............and that is because this weekend our dear youngest daughter married her fiancée.....and we couldn't be happier :) ............their wedding has been planned for a couple of years and finally all the organising they did came together in a magical wedding day............
 .......'once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life......love gives us a fairytale..........'

.......the wedding venue was a mellow 17th century country house in the heart of the cheshire countryside and the day could not have been more perfect............i was totally caught up with it all and left the photography to others but hope to borrow a few pics later...............
 .............this is the little liberty tana lawn drawstring bag i made to hold the wedding rings before the ceremony......my girl was a beautiful bride and she and her handsome husband made such a lovely couple.....the attendants were two lovely grown up bridesmaids, one adorable small bridesmaid/flower girl, one very responsible page boy who took care of the rings until they were needed and a baby in a matching bow tie who was not especially keen on the ceremony but loved the meal afterwards ;)..............my son in law had two best men and they were both so nice....
 ...............this is the wedding ring block for my quilt..........i love english paper piecing these intricate little blocks and now i am piecing wonderful memories into them as i sew.......memories of  the dear newly weds and all the loving family and friends who shared this wonderful day and made it so special...... there was so much love, support, kindness and laughter...............x
 ............below is the single wedding star block...........
 ...........the speeches were both moving and funny..........well done to my mr p, my new son in law and the two best men (and i have to say i was glad the mother of the bride didn't have to make one).....
 .............we stayed over at the country house as it had rooms for the bride and groom's parents as well as the lovely bridal suite for them........
 ........and now we will settle down again and get on with our work and resume our normal life .....but spend a little time dreaming too this week...........
 ..........'happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry'...................tom mullen
 ...............'now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts'........... william shakespeare
............thank you dear readers for dropping in to my little blog space and for all the kind comments you leave me...........it is always a pleasure to hear from you............wishing you a happy new week with flowers and sunshine, crafty inspiration and a bit of magic too.........back soon xxxxxxxx

52 comments:

Jacky H said...

Wow what a magical day for all of you.
That's what memories are made of .
Jacky

Jane said...

I'm so delighted for your darling daughter Helen. There is nothing like a family wedding is there. What a wonderful day it sounds...your little bag is just perfect for the rings. Wishing the bride and groom a lifetime of love and happiness ever after. Hugs xx

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

What a dreamy wedding, so glad the day was perfect in every way! Your blocks are simply delicious, love the fabrics you're using. I must get back to quilting as you continue to inspire me.

Mary

Jennifer Hays said...

Oh, how wonderful. I can tell it was a totally beautiful day. Congratulations to your daughter and her groom! I'm so happy for all of you. I hope you have a good week ahead, Helen.

Cheryl | TimeToCraft said...

Congratulations to you all. Sounds like a lovely start to their marriage. Your quilt blocks are beautiful. I love EPP, too. I'm working on a quilt for my daughter using the method, but it is going to take a long time. I love the colours you choose.

Annerose said...

Oh das ist ja schön, liebe Helen, eine Hochzeit, traumhaft. Ich wünsche de jungen Paar alles liebe und gute. Wunderschön deine Quiltblöcke.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Aaaaah congratulations to your daughter and her husband 😃 It sounds like you had a lovely lovely day😀
Your quilt blocks are beautiful, such pretty colours
Hugs
Jillxx

Susan Freeman said...

Congratulations and best wishes to the young couple and to you as well. The country house looks like the ideal wedding spot and it all must have been so lovely! As always, your projects are very charming and inspire us all to be creative.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Patricia Ellingford said...

Wow it looks and bet it was utterly charming. Am so pleased you had such a delightful time. What a lovely start to a marriage. I also love your wedding ring block it is lovely. May I ask if this charming little block is going to make its way into a full sized quilt to be given to the lovely couple as a first anniversary present. Looking at your beautiful work makes me even more aware that I really do not get the time I would like to actually sit and play. I hope to rectify that soon. But what a lovely family event - one that dreams are made of. Happy days.

Take care and thank you for sharing.

Pattypan

x

Mickie said...

Helen,
It sounds as if you had a perfectly lovely wedding celebration. Love the little drawstring bag as well as the very pretty quilt blocks. Will be looking forward to see how you finish them.
Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your week and happy quilting.
Mickie, Indiana

Lin Edgington said...

What a beautiful post. I am so glad you all had such a sparkling and magical weekend for the wedding and the perfect location. Your blocks are gorgeous as is the little ring bag. Hope the memories linger sweetly in your memory for years to come along with all the new ones that will be made.

Florrie May51 said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful day :) x

sew said...

What else is there to say? I certainly can't disagree with Tom Mullen, nor indeed, Shakespeare.
Best regards from this Cheshire girl (a true Cestrian, born within the city walls!).

It sounds like the perfect day.♥♥♥
Health and joy to the new Mr & Mrs.

pens and needles said...

How nice that your daughter's wedding was such a lovely event. We'll enjoy the photos when you share them, and will look forward to seeing a finished quilt!

Little Quiltsong said...

The wedding and day sounds magical. So happy that all went well. Beautiful blocks and little ring satchel. Yes, and the beautiful memories to look back on!

Christine Barnsley said...

The day sounds truly magical and your blocks are beautiful too! Have a lovely week Helen! Christine x

Kate said...

Congratulations Helen and thank you for sharing.

Gracie Saylor said...

Wonderful news, Helen! I am so happy for you and your loved ones. Thanks for sharing some of you creative projects that reflect you celebration so beautifully. I appreciated the quotes, too. Wishing you a lovely creative week. xxxxx

Cindy said...

Congratulations to the wedding couple and to you and your husband too! It sounds like it was a lovely wedding and you will have wonderful memories. Your quilt blocks are so pretty. CAn't wait to see more! Have a good week ahead!

Rosa said...

Great news and sure they will be delighted with the quilt.

cristina said...

Loooooooove.... looooove...... lots of Love......
And your words, Helen, are a joy.... congrats!!!!!
And a big hug from Catalonià!

Baa. xxx said...

How simply lovely!

Teresa Kasner said...

I am so happy for you and your whole family!! *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* to you all! I am dying to see photos of you all.. what a perfect place for the ceremony! How many kids do you have? All very exciting! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Lorrie said...

What a lovely reason for making a new and oh, so charming, quilt. Congratulations to the happy couple and to your family.

KC'sCourt! said...

Beautiful

Julie xxxxxxx

Patricia Lester said...

Congratulations - would love to see a few photographs.

Jane said...

Oh Helen, how lovely! Congratulations to your daughter and her new husband and wishing them every happiness. Lovely photos as always and I love your new quilt blocks, so pretty. Have a great week. Jane xx

Frances said...

Helen, first of all, let me send best wishes to the bride and groom. How grand that all the planning did lead to a gorgeous wedding day. And, of course, many more wonderful years to come!

Your new wedding ring and star paper pieced quilting is charming. I think that it's got lots of colorway possibilities. (I am already having visions of a certain December date.)

xo

Pat's Patch said...

Beautiful loving post filled with joy. Loving and beautiful quotes and makes.Every happiness to you all.xxx

Things and Thoughts said...

Happy news! Wishing the young couple happiness and joy and many beautiful moments to come. How proud you must be Helen!Your makes are fantastic as usually.
Love, Olympia

Betty Wood Fairy said...

Congratulations on gaining a son in law, what a wonderful time for you as a family. Betty x

Simone said...

Such wonderful news! I am so glad to read this Helen. I hope your daughter and son-in-law will have many happy years together. x

crazydazy said...

Sounds like everyone had a lovely day. The blocks are absolutely gorgeous, such lovely colours and fabrics.

crazydazy said...

Sounds like everyone had a lovely day. The blocks are absolutely gorgeous, such lovely colours and fabrics.

driftwood said...

sounds like it was a truly wonderful celebration of love xxx

eclectichomelife said...

It all sounds perfect. May they have many many happy fun filled years. Sending love x

Art and Sand said...

I love all the different squares. I am pinning this post so I can refer to it when I make my next quilt.

Ali said...

What a beautiful venue for your daughters wedding and sounds like it was a very special day. I love the fresh look to your new blocks for the wedding quilt looking forward to seeing this project progress.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh how wonderful! Congratulations...such a special time for a family!!

Madelief said...

Congratulations on your daughters wedding Helen! The venue looks really romantic. I can imagine how lovely your day has been. Wishing your daughter ans SIL a lot of happiness!

Madelief x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Congratulations to the happy couple!
How lovely for you all, there's nothing quite like a family wedding! It sounds wonderful, I'm sure you all had a fantastic time.
Your little ring pouch is gorgeous and I love those beautiful blocks with their beautiful meanings.
I wish them all the very best for their future life together.
V x

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, I can't wait to hear more! It all sounds so beautiful and lovely. And I LOVE that sweet little green wedding block -- it's going to make a beautiful quilt!

Maywyn Studio said...

Congratulations to the Bride & Groom!
What a lovely place to have a spring wedding!
I look forward to the photos of the happy couple, and all.

Wenni Donna said...

Superb ideas for DIY wedding décor! I am in love with these brilliant ideas. I too want to have a DIY décor in my wedding. We have booked one of best event space NYC for 14th and 15th of July. Hopefully will be able to plan things to perfection.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Congratulations to the bride and groom! And wow, these are very creative :)

Anne Toprak said...

Congratulations to your daughter and her husband!! May they have many happy and healthy days together. I love DIY weddings.
With all best wishes,
Anne D. Toprak
PlumCreek22 xxx

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Helen,

The wedding sounds magical, what a special time! You must try and share some photos soon! Love your quilt design, very pretty!

Have a lovely week!
Ingrid xx
Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

Sam I Am...... said...

Oh my word...your baby is now married? So wonderful for you and your family and I can't wait to see the pictures. The Country Home is wonderful and I can imagine it was like a fairy tale wedding....I pray that the rest of their life is just as wonderful!
Oh, and yes I do love your wedding ring block....what a wonderful paper piecing (which I love) block to make and I can't wait to see the whole quilt! Is it their wedding gift or for work? Or just plain inspiration quilting? LOL! I always love how you are so inspired. Congratulations to you and your family!

Kim said...

Congratulations, Helen! Here's to years of happiness for the newlyweds. What an exciting time!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Congrats to the newlyweds. Sounds like it was a lovely ceremony and I'm sure there many handmade touches throughout. Beautiful quilt blocks.

claire said...

Congratulations - I have missed a lot having being absorbed in my own little world and haven't had time to read your blog in a while - I have missed your charming, calm and colourful corner of the world.x

Raluque Ruangsook said...

Hi Helen,

I just wanted to say hello, Paul and i have made it back to Thailand in one piece. Its horribly warm here at the moment, 42 degree. A little bit hard to handle if you ask me, ha ha. So i try to stay indoors as much as possible. I started following your blog, it's so lovely. I specially enjoyed the most recent one about the wedding. It was an amazing day and we are so happy for Chris and Rosie. I just wanted to say it was lovely to meet you. Hope we get to see you again soon.

Take care, Lots for love from Thailand!
Ja and Paul x