Friday, January 6, 2012

A Special Gift

Back when my now-husband and I were first planning our wedding, my mom was planning a quilt.


She took our favorite colors... a lovely pattern... beautiful fabrics... hours of work...


She enlisted the hand-quilters group from her church to do the quilting (and it is fantastic I must say!)...


And like all the best quilts, marked the occasion by embroidering our wedding date on a perfect label for the back. We were blessed to receive the finished quilt for Christmas this year. I'm honored to use it and remember the many hands who prayed for our marriage while they were working on it. Thank you!

6 comments:

Emily G. said...

Wow! That's beautiful. It was worth the wait, right? I dream of a hand quilted quilt for our bed, someday.

erikaphelps said...

Oh, that hat is beautiful!!! Great gift, indeed. :)

Jenny P. said...

Emily, totally worth the wait. And when you get your hand quilted quilt, get a group to help/do it for you. I'm STILL working on Grace's (crib-sized) quilt - I can't imagine the time spent on a king-sized!

Erika, do you mean "that" lol. And yes it is :)

Gillian said...

Oh, wow, how lovely! And how sweet to have the work of so many women of the church in it :-) I'm still working on the quilt I started for my best friends who married in August... (yes, friends - both Shannon and Zack have been dear to me for years and I'm so happy that my best friends married each other!) It's all pieced and about a tenth quilted. Maybe I'll finish in time for their first anniversary!

Amy said...

Oh, dear, that's beautiful! My mother made a small (twin-size, really) quilt of various 1860s era blocks and reproduction fabrics. It really is amazing. And she did all the hand quilting herself. I nearly cried when she gave it to me. That was...what 4-5 years ago now! It's a wonderful heirloom to hand down one day.

erikaphelps said...

Oh, LoL. Yeah, I meant to only type "that" once and not comment about some invisible hat.

I blame the fact that after I've typed up any comment I ever write on your blog, it gets erased because I need to verify it through my own blog, and in the process my original message gets erased, leaving me frustrated and not feeling like typing it out again. :( Sorry. You'd think I would learn from my mistakes, but I guess I just comment too infrequently to make it a habit to sign in BEFORE I leave my comment. Sigh.

(I did remember this time! Hence, my message is longer than one sentence!)