Friday, May 12, 2006

Memory Quilt


I finally got the Memory Quilt done that was commissioned 2 days before hubby fell. I normally don't make quilts for other people (for $$) for various reasons, but this gentleman was so persuasive and was so sweet, I couldn't say no. His MIL passed away and he wanted to have a quilt made for his wife in her memory. He said that he wanted his wife to cry when he gave it to her because he thought of it. He had it all planned out how he would present it to her, etc. How could I resist? Well, unfortunately, she found the receipt that he paid the deposit, so the cat was out of the bag. Yes, she did cry! But she really wanted to see it in the planning stages. She decided that she wanted it larger, a poem changed and a few of the pictures changed, so I made all the changes for her. In a way, it's a good thing she did find out as now, hopefully, she'll really be happy with it instead of thinking, I wish this or that was different. I'm going to just loopy-ti-loop quilt it with stars and I'll write in the names of the mother, her kids and grandkids randomly.

12 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

How nice of you & what a nice quilt too - Love those Ohio Stars... Great colors.

(I have a comissioned quilt - My GF bought the fabrics & get to put it together... I "finally" washed the fabrics...)

Laurie Ann said...

It's beautiful! I will be cherished by that family forever!

Hanne said...

What a lovely and special quilt !

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wow, what a sweet husband to plan such a thoughtful present for his wife. You did a wonderful job - it looks great!

Cheers!

Evelyn

cher said...

how sweet this will be for her-and what a great feeling you must have to be able to do this just the way she wanted it.

Linda_J said...

Very nice!! His heart was in the right place though the surprise aspect fell through. With her input it will perhaps be used more rather than just drug out and "petted" occasionally.

JudyL said...

Love the setting. What a sweet and thoughtful husband he was for thinking of doing this.

You did a great job and you know this quilt will be cherished forever!

Judy L.

tami said...

That is stunning. The husband was so sweet to think of it for her.

Samantha said...

that's a lovely memory quilt- what a great husband for having an idea, and what a great you for pulling it off so amazingly!

Helen in the UK said...

I love the scrappyness of the 9patches and stars and how you've used the darker green to 'frame' the centre medallion. Very nice. I'm sure the lady with LOVE IT :)

Laurie said...

what an awesome quilt! i jsut love it!
hugs
laurie

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