This quilt is intended to commemorate our 40th wedding anniversary in three years. To that end, I wanted my bride to wear a white dress, as I did in 1973. Boy, did I try to make it pretty, but it fell very, very flat. It seemed that my alter ego from the 19th century wanted a blue calico dress. Brides can be such divas! Facial details are embroidered with thread. Many light-colored pieces are lined to avoid shadowing.