Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Big Reveal

In all it's glory,

my first quilt.

It is still making me smile and I've heard from its four-year-old recipient that it's magic. Here is the thank you I received from my best gal which really is better than the present:

Oh LISS! Best present EVER arrived today! We had a "long day at the
office" so to speak with Evan's legs, his bone scan process today took
FOREVER, so didn't get home until dinner time, and whoohooo! That is a
BEAutiful quilt lady! I love it. It is definitely magic. We have a thing
about certain blankets being magic around here (hard to explain, but
strangely, one of the only other blankets in the house deemed magic by all
of us is Adam's doggy blanket(nicknamed dogs) - that came from
you.....hmmm....all that witches brew we made down by the ditch...) anyhow,
Polly wrapped herself in it as soon as it was out of the box, and she
screamed..."MAMA! It's MAGIC!!!!! Just like DOGSSS!!!" It is a perfect
quilt, and I thank you so much for all of that time put into it for Polly
(um and me) to enjoy. Thanks Liss
Love love

I love the back too!

That hexagon flower was originally pieced by my great-grandmother on my dad's side and was a guide for my first attempt at free motion quilting. Not fabulous, but I'm glad I just jumped in.

I'm pretty sure happiness is a magic quilt you've made all by yourself and then given away.


Artfulife said...

Is it bad that I love the back of that magic quilt as much if not more than the front? You really outdid yourself here. You are so talented Lis. I know she will treasure it forever!

beemahoney said...

happy happy happy!

Jen said...

I think the best part is that you gave away your FIRST quilt! That just makes you awesome.

blue china studio said...

A magic quilt. Now that has to be one of the world's greatest compliments. It turned out beautiful. And I agree with Jen, that you gave away your first quilt makes you even more gosh darn awesome.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

It is hard to give them away but absolute magic when you do!

Great finish!

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

If I have ever seen magic that is it! You truly are an awesome friend and that little girl will never forget you.
I absolutely Love the paperdoll detail on the back : )

julie (jane's apron) said...

love it...especially the colors!

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!! I am so impressed.
Nicola, who never did do the quilt along and therefore never has made a quilt.

feather said...

the quilt is perfectly perfect! and so full of love. very proud of your first!