Saturday, March 5, 2011

I Love Presents, Don't You?

This particular present is for a friend of ours.  We've known her for a long, long time.  She has had some struggles, like most of us, but she always has something good to say.  I love her.

So, I wanted to make something for her that showed her that we love her.  Her name is Joyce.

I included a lot of my special fabrics in this little quilt, including some of the hand-dyed ones.  I did pre-wash them with no problem, by the way.

I also washed and dried the quilt before wrapping it.  Here it is in all its crinkly, wrinkly huggableness (if that isn't a word, it should be).  LOL

I used some of the decorative stitches on my sewing machine to sew down the binding.

I hope she likes it!

And I hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs and kisses,

Oh, my friend Margaret has some good news on her blog today.  Her granddaughter Abbey was in a terrible auto accident last month.  She's been through a lot, but she is so much better!  Thank God!

Oh, and another thing......if you haven't entered my little giveaway for a tissue holder and you'd like one, please go to the previous post and leave a comment.  Be sure, too, to tell me which one you'd like if you win. ((Double Hugs))


Exuberant Color said...

I like your stripey fabrics in there. It is a wonderful little quilt.

Debs said...

What a wonderful, comforting gift.

onix said...

a tu amiga le va a encantar

Susie Swanson said...

What a beautiful quilt, I know she will be happy to get it. I made one of that pattern one time. Kind of looks like the Rail-Fence pattern.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Lovely quilt! How lucky to have a friend like you!!

*karendianne. said...

Oh she's gonna love it and WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT BINDING? Look at that! Wow!!! I can't contain myself. I love it. What talent.

Thimbleanna said...

You're such a wonderful friend Elaine! The quilt is beautiful, and I'm sure Joyce will love it!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What a wonderful, comforting gift. The quilt is so beautiful and I love the fabrics you've used. What a lovely gift for your friend.