Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Seventh Quilt for Boys' Home!

Here is number 7.  I am so happy to have these all done.  I committed to make six quilts for this ministry, and we even ended up with one more.  Always good to give more!
My friend Sandy pieced this one.  I did the borders, quilting and binding.  She did a much better job than I.  I'm still learning on the new machine.
I think one of those boys is going to love this quilt in spite of its lack of perfection.

As usual I had "help" with the project.  Here is Lady, completely worn out helping me sew the binding on the quilt.
And here's a shot of the backing and binding.  I added a strip of the squares from the front that were left over.  Sandy had sewn these all into a long roll.  I see more of them showing up in the future.
It is so good to have friends who take hold together with me to help.  I've heard it said that if you have friends to fill the fingers of one hand (five), you are blessed.  I am blessed.  I've distanced myself from some people in the past year who claimed to be my friend, but were nowhere to be seen when I actually needed a friend.  I don't think it's a great loss.  I am so thankful for the friends I have who really ARE friends.
I hope you have real friends and that you are having a lovely day!
Hugs and kisses,
Oh, and by the way, I am posting today with the medium sized pictures.  You should be able to click on any of them and enlarge.  I think some people might have trouble with the larger photos loading. 


Nanette Merrill said...

You are a dear friend. And I"m so glad to count you as that. I think this is my favorite for the boys. The far pic shows the many pattern on patterns.

Karen said...

Congratulations on achieving your goal. These quilts will surely be appreciated and loved.

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations Elaine -- a wonderful goal met and conquered! You're a sweetheart!!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I just LOVE this quilt!

Is that a narrow border around the quilt or extra wide binding? It really add a bit of pop to the quilt.

Having been hurt, quite badly, by someone I counted as a dear, dear friend has made me rather gunshy. Add in a hefty dose of introversion, and it's been hard to find the kinds of friends that I can consider *real* friends. I have to say that you are blessed indeed to have 5 good friends.

Kelly Young said...

congratulations! your quilt is beautiful, and a boy who really needs it will cherish it, I'm sure!

:) Kelly @ my Quilt Infatuation

Susie Swanson said...

Awesome Elaine.. You are a jewel. I love it and the backing too. Hope you have a nice Father's Day weekend.. hugs, xo

Karen said...

What great accomplishments. These quilts will bring joy and comfort.

Sarah Craig said...

That is a really beautiful quilt, Elaine - sure to make its new owner feel well-loved!! Whoop whoop!!