This is my contribution to Mr. Monkeysuit's wonderful Quilt Month. There was a seriously close toss-up between this one and the baby quilt sewn while pregnant. The fabric and a pattern for that one came from a family member given to me on the weekend of my grandfather's funeral. I already felt the cirle of life in full bloom at that moment and constructing that quilt only seemed like a deeper connection between the ages. But, in the end I had to admit that my favorite quilt of all time was made to commemorate our wedding day. Before the wedding I sewed together the squares (or rectangles in this case) and then, at the wedding, I left them out with a fabric marker and instructions for everyone to take a square and leave us a message. After the wedding, I sewed them together to create a hanging guest book. Everyone left such touching remarks and we get to reflect on them all the time. My favorite, "May love be the (true) fabric that holds you together." I'm getting teary just thinking about it.
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