Thursday, April 26, 2012

finally finished

I have been working on this quilt for a while.  I finally got motivated when I decided to give a comfort quilt to a friend that is going through chemo.  It is made with some of my favorite fabrics, and I enjoyed hand stitching a larger quilt for a change.

These fabrics are from my stash, the original Amy Butler's Gypsy Caravan collection.  I don't think I am going to buy any from her new release, but I still think they are pretty!

This sweet friend is someone that I have known since grade school, but we didn't reconnect after high school graduation until a few years ago when we became Facebook friends : )  I have enjoyed the chance to reacquaint myself with lots of old friends from the past.  I am definitely a fan of Facebook.

I hand stitched this comfort quilt with lavender crochet thread, and backed it with some
 Kaffe Fassett fabric.

The quilt measurements are 42 X 62 inches.  Just right for a lap quilt.

I am sending prayers, hugs, and love along with this quilt.


Amanda mentioned that she will not be doing the Finish It Up link party for a while, so if there is an interest I have a link account that I would be happy to use on Friday.  Let me know if I should continue the party.  I will call it something like Friday's Finishes, if there is an interest : )
edited on May 4th~~~I am calling it Show Off Friday and I hope to see you there!

I am linking up to Finish It Up Friday and

April Finishes


Betty Lou said...

So sweet, your friend will be touched by the comfort quilt you made especially for her.

MB in MI said...

beautiful--your friend will feel better every time she cuddles with it. nicely done... :-)

beth said...

I KNOW your friend will be comforted with this beautiful quilt!

Debbie said...

What a sweet quilt and sentiment.

Pieces of Cotton said...

Very pretty. I'm sure she's going to love it.

notes of sincerity said...

What a special and dear quilt this is for your friend. Such a comfort to snuggle under. :o)

Sue Daurio said...

Thats a great quilt! What a nice warm quilty hug to be sending your friend.

Kat said...

I love comfort quilts, I think they're the best kind. I've reconnected with some childhood friends on Facebook and some have ended up with comfort quilts, too. I think they are such a special, loving gift -- like wrapping up in a great big hug!

Cherie said...

It looks great! I'm sure your friend will love and greatly appreciate it =D

Alisa said...

Beautiful! :)

Talin's Corner said...

Whoop whoop!

Leslie said...

this is really lovely

Beth said...

Beautiful - I love the Blocks turned to the diamond shape. Visiting via Crazy Mom Quilts.

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful quilt and what a thoughtful gift. I hope it brings joy to your friend as she uses it and that she recovers quickly.

Also, love your hand stitching. Hand quilting in a dying art and you do such a beautiful job.

Congrats on a great finish and thanks for linking up!

xo -E