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Thread: Maybe I am mistaken!

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    OMG, my son & his gf has decided to tied the knot in 6 weeks. 6 Weeks to help plan a wedding and all I get from people is "Are you making them a quilt?". They are surprised when I say "no"! No, I am not, I don't have time to whip up a King size quilt in 6 weeks, find something to wear, line up the cake and help plan the wedding and work!!!Luckily, they are trying to keep it fairly simple and they did asked for some of my help. Do people not realize how much time it takes to put together a quilt and a wedding. I just made her a quilt for her birthday in July! I wish I could make one, but gee. Ok, I just had to get it out there, I know people mean well.

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    You can make them one for their first anniversary...
    Try your best to take a deep breath. It is hard to wear so many hats. People will understand you can only do so much.

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    you could make a tiny wall hanging size that people can sign at the wedding instead of the reception book.

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzmama
    You can make them one for their first anniversary...
    Try your best to take a deep breath. It is hard to wear so many hats. People will understand you can only do so much.
    Thanks! Your right, I need to take a deep breath and remember to do that!

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    Take a deep breath and enjoy the wedding!

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    I say wait for the anniversary. DH & I had a VERY small wedding. It takes as much planning as a large one. Concentrate on the task at hand. Don't fret too much.

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    I told my daughters that they were not getting "wedding" quilts. I paid for the wedding, that was their gift. I am finally started on the first girl to get married's quilt. They just celebrated their 4th anniversary. Maybe they will get it for their 5th!!! There is just way, way too much stuff to do to get ready for a wedding. Put it off and make it later!!!! All three of my girls are married now, all within 3 years 3 months. I told them that I will make the quilts in the order that they got married, not age order. The last married, the youngest (daughter, I have a younger son, not married), is the one pushing me to get the quilts done cause she doesn't want to wait 5 years for hers!! LOL!!!!

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    LOL I understand completely!! My son got married this spring and I had my hands full just doing all their flowers and getting my own stuff together, along with all the other things I offered to do and I live nearly 500 miles away! Their quilt is started but they will maybe, maybe, get it for Christmas!

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    Prioritize....wedding first....quilt for gift later. Enjoy the wedding and not stress over quilting added to the mix.

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    If you choose to make them a quilt you can do it for say their first anniversary. These kids are going to be pushing you to a limit to get this wedding done in 6 wks. I wish you lots of luck and may your sanity stay in tact.
    I think some people don't know what goes into making a quilt. They don't get the cutting, peicing and all else it entails. Don't judge them to harshly.

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