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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Another Quilt DONE!

My second completely finished quilt!

A gift of Love

This pillow was made just for me!!!

The title of this post sounds as though I have made a lot of quilts, but actually this is only my second quilt completely finished. I have several different quilts started, but to finish one is amazing to me. My first finished quilt, I gave to my "sweet honey." We actually sleep with it on our bed every night. I am just a beginner and have a lot to learn, but I love it. I put the binding on this quilt (see picture above) today and it is finished. It is one that I did with Amanda Jean's Quilt Along! She is a great teacher. I have the "star quilt along" started with her also. After I finished the quilt today, I gave it to my "sweet son". I told him that this was a true labor of love. A quilt takes many hours and a lot of work. As my "sweet Granny" says, "you just have to be a quilter to understand the love of it." My plans are to make each one of my children and grandchildren a quilt one day. As I make each quilt, I hope to get better with experience. I had so much fun sewing today. I also made a neck pillow for myself just like I made for Darla and My Sweet Mom! When I made their pillows, I went ahead and cut out several from the same fabric so all I had to do was sew it and fill it. My "sweet honey" helped me pour the buckwheat hulls in the pillow. It was a great day! I wonder what my next project will be........whatever it is, I know I will love it.


ISAIAH 40: 31
BUT THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES; THEY SHALL RUN, AND NOT BE WEARY; AND THEY SHALL WALK, AND NOT FAINT.

16 comments:

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your completed quilt! It looks awesome.

Here's hoping for many many more quilts, and while you are making your quilts, I hope you love every minute and every stitch.

Blessings,
Michelle

Alice Grace said...

Congratulations! Great job! Onward and upward to the star quilt now!

Connie W said...

Good for you, Valerie! Another accomplishment deserves congrats.
Your son looks well pleased to receive the quilt. It created a special memory for him to have always. You are a sweet mom to give it to him. Blessings to your both.

Darla said...

My goodness Val! That's wonderful. Aren't you getting ready to start some seeds??

Karen said...

Hi Valerie,
The quilt is beautiful and I love your use of the browns....very, very masculine but very lovely.

Our daughter in-law quilts as well so I can appreciate the time and LOVE put into them.

Karen

Angie said...

I can't wait to start on my quilt now! I am waiting for the fabric that I bought through etsy. I am so excited too! Your son looks so proud too. Congradulations it is beautiful........
Angie

QuiltedSimple said...

Congrats on the finish - good for you! It's very lovely - I like the colors of it. WHat's your next project?
Kris

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

very nice.. i'm a new quilter also. Just finished my 2nd quilt last week! it does feel good when it's done, doesn't it?

Julie said...

LOVE IT!!! You did a fabulous job--I'm sure this will be the second of many. Julie

PEA said...

Oh Valerie, it looks beautiful! You have every right to be proud of yourself for finishing this second quilt:-) Your grandma must be so proud of you and loving the fact that her granddaughter takes after her for her love of quilting! xoxo

Scottie and Patty said...

Absolutely love the new quilt! Good Job. I collect quilts but I have never made one myself. I think you should be very proud of yourself. A quilt for each of your family would be an awesome keepsake from you. God's blessings and keep on quilting.

Julie said...

Very nice!!! Well done Valerie. I hope to see more quilting!!!

Blessings,
Julie

Sandy said...

Congratulations, Valerie. I have been reading your blog for awhile and really enjoy it. We are around the same age and I am a newbie to quilting also. I got really inspired by your siggy swap that I went over to Connie's blog and signed up for #2. You made it sound like so much fun that I knew I could commit too! Great quilt for your son!

amandajean said...

congratulations on a beautiful finish! you did a fabulous job on it!!! i like the grid quilting on it. :)

G'G'ma said...

Congratulations! Isn't it great to have a "finish". You did a wonderful job. I'll be looking forward to the 3rd, then the 4th and so on!!!

Jacquelynne said...

I am sure your son loves and appreciates the wonderful quilt that you made for him. Quilting really is a labor of LOVE!