Welcome, today is the day 1, of the "Christmas Is In My Heart" Blog Hop, coordinated by the lovely Marian of Seams To Be Sew - the schedule - Christmas Is In My Heart Schedule. The requirements for this blog hop was to be Christmas related and have a heart on the project. Thank you Marian you have done a great job on all the arrangements and I am so happy to participate. The blog hop will run from November 12 - November 19, 2015, each day will have a $25 Gift Certificate provided by the Fat Quarter Shop at Seams To Be Sew
I decided I would make a quilt for my cousin and his wife as my project.
The two lines of hearts show how their love will endure the test of time. Every year my cousin and his family come for the week of Thanksgiving including last year when my husband had a heart attack the Saturday after. This quilt is giving thanks for all the love and help Jessie (my cousin) gave us in the days and weeks that followed. As you can see below my husband is very lucky after his heart attack, he had 6 bypasses, and a lot of cardiac therapy. It seems like yesterday, but in a few weeks it will be a year. My cousin who lives 4 hours away took his family home, took vacation time from his job and came to stay. He did anything that needed to be done and was there for all of us.
"Giving Thanks", 90" x 90", Nomad, by Urban Chiks, Moda, Solid Seafoam, Quilters Cotton, Aurifil thread
I love to piece quilts but I use a longarm quilter to do the quilting! I love the way my friend makes them look in a way I cannot. I admire those of you who can do it yourself and I have tried but if it is larger than a baby quilt, I just don't get the results I want. Irene is a professional and does an excellant job. I'll get it back just before Thanksgiving when we celebrate Christmas early with their family. So excited, he has wanted a quilt for their bed!
This is the deer my cousin did not get last year! He gets four at once! Nomad is such a great line for a couples bed with prints designed for both! Not to manly and not to girly, just right.
Please visit the other bloggers for today who have worked so hard on their projects for your enjoyment.
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Thank you for stopping by! Lisa