My brother is a married man!
The wedding was so much fun -- with good food, old friends, new friends, and swing dancing -- and we couldn't be happier for the happy couple.
For their gift, we put together a little driving/beach kit -- a monogrammed tote bag (from who else but L.L. Bean), a couple of guide books for the Pacific coast, and a quilted patchwork beach blanket. My inspiration for the blanket was a shoreline -- irregular water and patchwork land, separated by sand.
I was pretty foolhardy to think that because I had made one little baby blanket, I was ready for a full-size quilt. Oy! The effort involved in making a quilt increases exponentially with its size!
But hey, it's done. And we hope they'll enjoy it for many years to come.