Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I'm in love.....again!

I knew when I bought these fabrics that I would love the resulting quilt - and I do. And so does Maddie. She has already asked if she can have this quilt. I was hoping that there would be enough leftovers to make me a wall hanging but there isn't. I used up almost all of the brown fabrics. Oh, well! I think the mommy-to-be is going to love this. She has very classy taste. We teased her because when they built their new house, she had a crystal chandelier installed in their guest powder room! Only Holly would do this!

Now to get it quilted and bound - but I've got a whole month before the baby shower. Can't believe I am this far ahead of the game.

We have a lot (around 100) college students that go to church with us. Every year a new batch comes in and other ones graduate. We hate to see them leave, but it is the normal cycle of life in a college town. This year several girls graduated that I was close to. One girl, Lacey, had taught bible classes with me several times. And she loves my kids and they loved her. She baby sat for me a couple of times. Anyway, after she left I felt like I wanted to send her a graduation present. This green quilt had been hanging over my sewing table but was replaced at Christmas by the quilt my mom made me. I am kind of over the lime green now. So I decided that it was time to send it on to Lacey. She called Monday night, right after she got the quilt. She loved it. She said she wanted to carry it around with her everywhere - like a three year old and her security blanket. I have got one more girl I want to do something for - but she's not leaving town until August. What to do, what to do?

11 comments:

May Britt said...

This quilt is wonderful.What a great idea how to use bigprints. And the lime is also beautiful. I understand the girl who got it will treasure it.

Screen Door said...

Two great quilts- What a nice thing to do with the lime green one. The blue and brown one is too cool-- Maddie has good taste.

Libby said...

Agreed - two very lucky people are receiving those quilts :) That blue and brown scheme is sooo gorgeous!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, thanks for the comment, I am finding lots of great people to call in on from that little post! The top quilt, i have seen that fabric somewhere just recently, what is the range, looks great!
I also loved the red and tan a post or two back, the one Mum tidied up!! I love 2 colour quilts and that design is great, well done. Cheers, tracey

Sonja said...

I love love love the brown and blue quilt! Is there a pattern you used?
How nice to give a quilt for graduation - that's so sweet of you! You know... I graduated in 2005, and I'm STILL WAITING for my quilt from you.. ;)

atet said...

The blue and brown is FANTASTIC. Those colors are lovely and the pattern is perfect for those larger scale prints.

Carol E. said...

I graduated from college in 1974 and have yet to receive a quilt from you. I'll take any color, size, and pattern.

Carol E. said...

Sorry I just left such a lame comment...I just wanted to compliment you on the wonderful quilts and the great gift you are giving to those college grads. The quilts will be cherished!

Helen said...

Well, I laughed at Carole's first comment. Are those Amy Butler fabrics in the first quilt? The curvy piecing in the lime quilt is a fun technique, looks great. Well done you!

Shelina said...

Both quilts are nice. I really like the green quilt, and so sweet of you to find a good home for it.

Carol said...

Both quilts are beautiful but the blue and browm is GORGEOUS!!! I fell in love with that fabric as soon as I saw it too. You did a great job.