Wedding Preparations

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It’s been a crazy week here.  We’re in wedding world.  As always we’re doing as much as we can “on the cheap”.  One of our “on the cheap” ways to feed everyone is for providing a snack mix for the guests as they arrive at the reception and wait for the meal to be served.  We have done this for all of the kids’ weddings and it’s always been a success.

We have quite a few people in our family that eat gluten free so we always make a couple batches regular and a half batch of gluten free.

Here’s Kalissa and her flower girl-who is also one of my childcare kiddos-
making the mix.

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We did a lot of counting, direction following and box top cutting in the process.  We try to make things fun and educational all at once.  It was quite interesting with a little helper.

Here’s the recipe if you’re ever feeding a crew someday.

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The next picture you see of these two will be much fancier…both girls will be in their white dresses looking really fancy.

For us tonight is wedding rehearsal with a meal that we are making part of.  We have catered in chicken and broasted potatoes.  I’m doing baked beans, a salad and green bean casserole.  Kelli is making orange fluff salad and Kayla is making a veggie tray.  Craig’s family is doing desserts and drinks.

When the kids were little I would always say how many “sleeps”(nights) something was away from happening…so I guess it’s only one more sleep until my baby gets married…I’ll try to post a picture tomorrow if I can.  Ready or not, here it comes!!!!

The Wedding Quilt is FINISHED!!

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I did it…or rather we did it.  This quilt took more extra help than usual.  Hubby even cleaned the kitchen after supper a couple night just so I could make the deadline.  Without Kelli cutting it out and helping me pin the top together I wouldn’t have gotten it done in time.

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The quilt is folded in quarters in the upper photo.

Below it’s on the diagonal.

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Originally when Kalissa and Craig said they wanted this quilt and in grays, teal and yellow I wasn’t a fan.  In fact, up until about a week ago I wasn’t a fan at all…now, I like it and like the colors together.

The original pattern can be found in this book- From the Cover: 15 Memorable Projects for Quilt Lovers.  Here’s some good news…Amazon has used books that are selling for 64 cents plus the shipping.

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Their quilt is featured on the back of the book.

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We enlarged it a lot.  The original is only 81 x 81.  Ours is closer to 96 x 96.  That’s why we had so much trouble with having not enough and then too many blocks.

Kalissa really liked the colors as they looked “melted” together.  To keep that look we opted to make the machine quilting VERY simple.  It’s just a plain old stipple.  It’s pretty small though.

All in all they are happy…I’m elated.  I am ready to be sewing something else..hmmmm  I wonder what I was even working on before I dropped everything to make this.

Today we’re sharing our accomplishment at  Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom Quilts, and Link a Finish Friday.

 

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