Sunday, August 15, 2010

The JOY of giving!

It is always such a JOY to give someone a quilt and see their expression. This is one of the quilts I have been working on this last couple of months. I got it back from the quilter and put on the binding yesterday. I love the way it turned out. I put a black, brown and tan flannel on the back to make it nice and cozy for the winter. Toma Blair of Orem did an amazing job meandering all over the quilt.....except for the squares in the center of each half square triangle.


She quilted a STAR in each of them. Hopefully the edges will fray nicely and give it a nice soft fuzzy look

Here is a picture of Dillon very happy with his new quilt. Dillon has grown up across the street from me. I've known him for about 13 years now. He used to come over and clean the snow off my driveway before I could get out to do it each morning trying to get it done before I even knew he was there. I can hardly believe that he has graduated from High School already.
I told him all kinds of stories about the quilt.....why I picked the pattern, the fabrics, had unfinished edges on some blocks and why I hand stitch the binding. All the stories had to do with me watching him grow up. Lots of fun.
Happy Quilting and Giving! Lynda


9 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

Look at his smiley face! What a gift!!!

Denise said...

You are so GREAT, mom! Only one of the MANY reasons I LOVE YOU!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful picture of a beautiful boy and a beautiful quilt made my a beautiful lady.

Pokey said...

Oh, how sweet you are! He is adorable, too, with a heart of caring. Not many kids do that kind of thing anymore. Thank you for sharing the story!

Mrs Moen said...

Such a perfect gift for the perfect next door boy! I wish we had such a neighbor during the winter.-)
I'm so glad you got to share the stories with him; the quilt will mean even more to him knowing the background.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

He was special.... I can see why you would make him something special.

QuiltSue said...

What a gorgeous quilt, he certainly looks happy to receive it.

Sharon said...

I love the big smile on his face! He will treasure this great quilt for many years, and he will always think of you when he uses it...don't you love it? My husband just commented today that his favorite moment at Christmas was the smile on our grand-daughter's face when she opened the quilt I had made her.

The Tanner Family said...

You are such an amazing woman! Dylan absolutely LOVES the quilt you made him, and the story that goes along with it! He will treasure it for a long, long time! Thanks, Lynda!