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.

piece,
elizabeth

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

14 comments:

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