Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Sanctuary And Friendship Quilt

About a month ago a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to be a part of
a friendship quilt for a special friend of ours. I said, "YES" of course!
After a few emails back and forth, we came up with a design and fabric.

We wanted our friend to be able to snuggle up in this quilt and try to get her mind off
 some of the yucky and troubling stuff going on with her. I had some fabric
by Moda called "Sanctuary" that was perfect both in design and its name.

(The day was a little cloudy, so the photos don't quite show how bright and cheery it is.)


 It was quilted by her friend, Linda...she did an amazing job!

Linda quilted each of our names on the inside border...I love this idea!
See, there's my name...

...and Paula

...and Susan

...and Bernice

...and Vickie

We were all so excited to make this for our friend and actually had it totally put together
in less than a month...quilting included! I love all these ladies and admire their quilting skills.
Susan even made a matching pillow case to store the quilt in...what a woman!

They all got together and gave it to our friend on Wednesday (I wasn't in town, darn!)
I heard it was well loved and well deserved.

25 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I've played with this fabric line and perfect for a friendship quilt. How special!

Britt-Inger said...

A lovely gift for a dear friend. She will be so happy with all the warm thoughts sewn and quilted in the wonderful piece of frienship.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous quilt and love the idea of the names in the one border.

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Beautiful quilt and such a special gift! Love that all of your names are quilted into the quilt!

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Such a treasure....

Marla's Crafts said...

Very pretty. She will love it.

Leah said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the names in the border. I know it will be loved!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
How absolutely sweet. The quilt is beautiful. I will send up prayers to our Loving Father for your friend.

Brownwood Quilters' Guild said...

What a pretty and thoughtful gift to be cherished by your friend!

Needled Mom said...

Well loved, well deserved and stunningly beautiful!!! You guys did an amazing job and I am sure she will cherish it.

krislovesfabric said...

Beautiful and I love all your names quilted in for her to snuggle in the love!!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Carol I am sure that quilt will be well loved. It was a sweet thing to do by all of you. It's a beautiful quilt!

Lesley said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Love the fabrics, the design, and the fabulous quilting!

Createology said...

Beautifully executed with labors of love for your friend in need. The names around the border make it perfect. Creative Nurturing Bliss...

Jeanie said...

Beautiful fabric... beautiful quilt..... beautiful quilting.... and beautiful sentiments. Very special, indeed!

Doris Rice said...

What a beautiful quilt and a beautiful friend you are! I bet she was so happy and will cherish the quilt. Love the names in the border. Cute idea.

tink's mom said...

What a wonderful gift of friendship. terrific quilting especially the idea of all of your names.

Mdm Samm said...

this is so beautiful....she must be over the top excited....all in one month you say...wow...

Amy said...

Beautiful!!!!

KathyinMN said...

Quilting the names into the borders is genius.mawesome job on the quilt.

Michele said...

It is just so sweet and I'm sure it will be treasured.

Nancy said...

Not only is this a fantastic idea, but the Quilt is Gorgeous!! I bet it brought her spirits right up!! Great job to all!!
Huggs, Nancy

Corrie said...
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Corrie said...

What a sweet gift to a special friend. I love including the names in the quilting.

Thearica said...

Carol, the quilt is beautiful! and that red border just sets everything off perfectly!