Thursday, May 26, 2016

True North

The movie Message in a Bottle, starring Kevin Costner, is one of my all-time favorite love stories.  Of course, it has a sad ending because it is based on a Nicholas Sparks book, and they always have tragic and heart breaking events. 

Of course, if we're honest, life - in general - is not a fairy-tale, happily-ever-after event.  Life is full of ups and downs and we choose our response... wallow in pity or celebrate the opportunity that we had.  But enough of that... My point being that in the book/movie there is reference to a loved one being "their one True North."

We were recently honored to attend the wedding of our nephew, Matt, and his lovely lady, Erica.

 Matt has a love for the outdoors...

And has even convinced Erica to join him!

      They both have a love for travel...

... Good Wine & Beer...

And FOOD! 
... both preparing and eating!

 Sooo... This very special couple deserved a quilt (of course!)!

This LeMoyne Star seemed perfect for them... It reminded me of a compass and Matt's love for hiking.  

The fabric itself was specifically selected for Erica and her love for black/white & lace, the background fabric is a vintage newsprint (in french) and the back reminded me of their picture with the Eiffel Tower in the background as well as their "Date Night - Paint Night" that they attended...

Congratulations to Matt & Erica!  We love you!

May you always stay true to your One True North


  1. Fantastic quilt; I love how you thought about both of them when selecting the design and fabric.

    1. Thanks! I pour love into each one of my quilts =D

  2. Love the quilt and it looks like a great day out

  3. Beautiful words and quilt, Melva! =)