Friday, January 8, 2016

A Gift of Love

Last summer, Amy and I found a quilt pattern  for that would be awesome for her young man, Austin.  He loves anchors.  The quilt pattern was in a stack of magazines my mother in law gave me and we knew it would be perfect for him and a great gift for her to make for either his birthday or Christmas.

We shopped for fabric, didnt buy enough and had to go back and match it to the original colors bought.  She also wanted to cover the back in an anchor fabric which is not real easy to a reasonable price.  

I will admit, this quilt is made with blood, sweat and frustration, unkind thoughts toward the magazine, and sometimes a spirit of giving up.  But she persevered and it is gorgeous!  I lost track of how many times he called as she was working on it and asked what she was doing.....her response, "working on an old quilting project that Mom wanted finished. "  Technically the truth.

Heres some pictures -

the top is finished!

The finished quilt
She was so excited to give it to him~

He loved it!  She found the canvas Anchor bag at JoAnns to use as her gift bag.
And what will happen to the magazine?  She is going to start our next bonfire with it.  This is and always will be a one of a kind quilt. 

1 comment:

  1. What a treasure and gift that is truly filled with love. :)


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