Monday, September 26, 2011

Texas Quilt

I finished the little big boy's quilt early this morning.  His name is Bill, so I marked it for him real good!

I don't know that it's altogether fair to call it a Texas quilt, but it makes me think of some of what people think of when they think of Texas, especially young people - horses and cowboys.

This was such a fun quilt to make.  The tumblers just went together so easily!  And the bright, cheery colors and fabrics and designs just made it that much better.

It's been through the washer and dryer now and is soft and crinkly and totally huggable.

I had thought I would put a red and white binding on the quilt, but when I tried it, I just didn't like it.  The green seems to work pretty well, don't you think?  Our church congregation will pray over this quilt on Sunday morning and then give it to young Bill.  He will have a tangible piece of comfort to take with him when he goes to his new home.  I really pray that he will be blessed there and that he will be a blessing.  He is so incredibly sweet.  I wish you could see him.

I have one lonely zinnia that just grew of its own volition out in the garden.  It's the only one I have this year anywhere on our property, and I think it is doing its best to have a good showing.  It has bloomed like this for months, even in drought situations.  Got to love it!

And this little rose is the most electric orange I've ever seen!  The little rain we had last week has encouraged it to bloom some more.

I know we're supposed to be moving into Autumn here, but you'd never know it.  We're in the upper nineties all week according to the weather forecasters.  But as long as I'm in here in the air conditioning, it sure does look pretty outside.

Hope everything in your world is behaving itself!

Hugs and kisses,


  1. I think the green and white binding adds a lot to the quilt. The panel on the back is cute too. He will have fun deciding which side he wants up.

    Zinnias are pretty hardy. You probably don't get the mold on them like we do sometimes.

  2. I love it! Such wonderful bright colors. And adding his name on it is such a nice touch.

  3. Oh Elaine -- I think this might be my favorite Elaine quilt so far. I LOVE it -- it's absolutely adorable. I LOVE the fabrics you used in the borders. And what a wonderful purpose -- I hope the little boy loves and cherishes his quilt forever!

  4. What a wonderful prayer cloth, umm, quilt you have there. And, your garden is miraculous :-)

  5. Bill's quilt looks wonderful. Great colours! Such a special gift.
    Lovely to see your garden enjoying the rain.

  6. I like the addition of the boy's name on the quilt, great idea!

  7. What a very sweet and thoughtful gift! I can just imagine how his little face will light up when he sees this wonderful quilt. When he needs comfort in his new surroundings, the love he felt while visit he was in Texas will be with him because of this. Love the pretty flowers! Blessings,Kathleen

  8. Just passing through and thought id say hello. Richard from Amish Stories.

  9. That is really a cute idea. I love that idea of quilting the name in. I'd really not thought much of that. I could do that. Very good!

  10. Elaine,
    I love the little boy's quilt. Your Texas quilts are so pretty. I like your flowers, too. Hopefully, soon the weather will get cooler. I know in the 90's is very uncomfortable. I sure hope you folks in Texas get rain, too. I know it's been a hot, dry summer. Thanks for sharing your lovely handiwork of quilts with us. You are very talented.

  11. Terrific quilt! I just love how you wrote Bill with the star and the bandana fabrics added in the mix are a great idea-a great Texas quilt.

  12. This is such a fun quilt and the binding is perfect! The back is great too! Isn't Bill lucky?
    best, nadia

  13. What a beautiful tumbler! So bright and cheery. I love the fabrics you're using for the strip twist too, those blocks look great.


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