Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hands of a Family

The quilt for my in-laws got done just in time! I even had time on Christmas morning to make a couple of matching pillowcases to match the quilt! Which really was a good thing because now they have something to match their quilt and it literally used the last of my fabric! I only had threads left! I technically was about an inch shy of what I needed for them, but figured that divided over 2 pillowcases, they were only 1/2 inch short of what they needed to be and no one would notice. They were surprised and liked it. They are a family of strong faith and found a couple of Bible verses and a quote that I thought was appropriate. And a special block in memory of their first child they lost to leukemia. I posted prior photos of the handprint blocks that I did for each person. My goal was to make a nice bed quilt for them with a striking design and when you got closer, there would be a lot more to see...the handprints...their signatures...their names in the quilting. A nice memory for them....Merry Christmas Mom and Dad.

7 comments:

Libby said...

You accomplished your goal so beautifully - what a treasure!

Vicki W said...

What a beautiful gift!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Loved your quilts and blog.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Silverthimble said...

Reading this post brings tears to my eyes. I am sure that this quilt will be loved and treasured by mom and dad! Blessed are they to have such a wonderfully thoughtful person in the family! Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the best in the new year!

Shasta said...

Wow - what a wonderful quilt. What kind of machine do you use to make that kind of stitchery?

Mary said...

Gorgeous - I know they love it! I think these are just the best kinds of quilts.

Rose Marie said...

What a treasure for them to use everyday! I like to make either a pillow case or sham for my bed quilts .... they just seem to give that finished look for a bed.