Monday, May 23, 2011

Quilt Project

Remember this quilt? I knew the first thing I wanted to make was a little gift for the sweet giver of this quilt! Since she and her husband have an organic farm, I knew I wanted it to be something about gardening. Using my concordance, I looked at lots of verses - but settled on this:

I love how it turned out! I just cut a piece of the quilt to fit the frame, then free-hand stitched the words on. The glass would not fit once I put the quilt in - I don't mind it that way! Plus, I found the weathered looking frame on clearance!

By the way, don't you just love how well used quilts feel? They just have the homiest feeling!

This one has been delivered and now I'm envisioning one for our kitchen! And, I just have to share that when I delivered it, my friend was not there - but her husband agreed to deliver it to her for me. He read the verse and said, "She is like a well watered garden. And, such a blessing to me and others." Wasn't that sweet? It's true too!

14 comments:

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

It looks beautiful! :)

Melanie said...

You did a beautiful job. Everything goes together so well.
Have a great week. :)

LynnMarie said...

What a great idea and use for a well used and much loved quilt. Well done.

Ruth said...

That is lovely! Great job!

donna rae said...

I love the verse you chose, especially with the blues of the quilt. Great stitching!

Wendi said...

Love it!

Mom said...

Great! I'm sure she will love it! :) Love you, Mom

angie said...

What a beautiful verse! Your freehand stitching is so straight and even. Can't wait to see what you create for your own kitchen.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Monica! I'm amazed at your free-hand stitching. What an appropriate verse, too. I know your firned will enjoy this.

Love you, Grandma

P.S. It looks SO pretty displayed among your hydraengas!

Mary Ann said...

I really like this. It gives me some ideas for my own home.:-)

fblife said...

great idea! Beautiful!

Dawn said...

perfect gift for the recipient!! She is such a blessing to so many...she and her hubby literally saved my marriage.

Katie said...

What a precious keepsake. The verse is perfect. Stitched with love; displayed with beauty! Marvelous!!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

this little quilt project is such a great idea...I restore quilts and have thought of many ideas for scraps but this is wonderful...what a blessing your site is.

Thanks,
Kathy