What do you say when your husband says, “A parcel came for you.” And he pulls out a big box … and … it’s from a cousin in Ontario, Terry, … she quilts … and the tape on the box says, “Connecting Threads.” And I’m thinking that she sent me something from them … but what? I have everything I need for quilting … and she knows that I do not need more fabric or ANYTHING!
Then I open the box … there’s a gift bag inside … it looks like it might be a quilt. I said to my husband that I had teased Terry in blog-land about making a quilt for her western cousin – but I certainly wasn’t serious.
Here’s the label on the quilt: The quilt is called “Thank you notes” …
The fabric line is “Irresistible Iris.” Iris was my mothers name … and of course she did LOVE irises! What a perfect fabric selection!
There are “Thank you” notes from everyone in my Ontario family that I made quilts for using my Grandma’s Fabrics – all 14 of them. You can see the story of those quilts HERE. Plus, there are a few notes from my aunts and uncle that have also received quilts. The note above is from my thoughtful cousin that put it all together. Sew beautiful!!!
Yes, there were tears … I couldn’t believe it! I still can’t!
And the quilting – oh the quilting … what a variety! Lovely! The first 2 pictures are from the back … the others are from the front. WOW!!! And to think Terry has only been quilting for about 2 years! WOW!!! (You can check out her quilts on her blog HERE.)
The pattern she used is “Envelopes” and is perfect for a signature quilt. Each of the “notes” is tucked inside an envelope. Isn’t it pretty awesome?
I’m reeling from the LOVE and thoughtfulness that went into this quilt. It was totally unexpected!
Reeling is an understatement … I’m totally overwhelmed!
To see what other’s in the quilting world are working on – click on the following links:
- Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River
- WIPs on Wednesday @ Esther Quilt Blog
- Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
- Midweek Makers @ QuiltFabrication
- sew stitch snap SHARE @ Kokaquilts
- Happy Needle and Thread @ My Quilt Infatuation