Friday, April 29, 2011

I get by with a little help..................

Late last year, a friend from church asked if I might consider finishing a quilt that her grandmother had started. Her grandmother was making this quilt for my friend's Mom, when she suddenly passed away. I told her I would take a look.

The quilt is all hand pieced and hand quilted. Well I knew that I would not be able to finish this quilt for her, because I mostly do machine piecing and quilting.

However, I asked one of my quilting buddies if she would be interested. She is already a fabulous hand quilter, and would do an excellent job. Diane took the quilt to finish, under the stipulation that she would not be able to work on it until after the first of the year.

Well my fellow quilters, Diane did an outstanding job on this beautiful quilt.

She took the remaining fabric and finished the edges, and also finished hand quilting the whole quilt.

The quilt was presented to my friend's Mom and she cried and cried. I happened to see her at church one day, and she told me that her Mom (the grandmother) knew that she loved blue and white.

Isn't it beautiful!

Thanks Diane, for taking the time to finish this quilt and bringing a little happiness to a very sweet lady.

17 comments:

regan said...

That is such a lovely quilt, and a truly beautiful story! I'm so glad for everyone involved!

Carol said...

It's wonderful...what a treasure. That is just the best story.

Maarit said...

What a lovely quilt. I love that mixture of blue and white. They are colors of Finland. Grandmother in Heaven is very happy that you finished it!!
Love Maarit

Impera_Magna said...

Quilters are just THE best.... what a heart-warming story! Thanks for sharing it with us today...

Allie said...

It's stunning - and so wonderful of Diane to finish it for her!

Crispy said...

Oh what a wonderful thing to happen!! I'm sure she and her daughter will treasure this quilt forever!

Crispy

Kim D. said...

What a gorgeous quilt and such a treasure. I might cry to if someone spent all that time making me a quilt. I just share photo's of my hex-gfg quilt on my blog if you care to take a look. It's always fun to see another gfg quilt.

Snoodles said...

Beautiful! Love the label, too!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stray Stitches said...

Gorgeous quilt! How wonderful that you were able to find someone to finish it so it could be loved and cherished.

Heather said...

What a lovely end to the story.

Talin's Corner said...

What a wonderful story. And how nice of your friend to finish the quilt.

sunny said...

what a wonderful story, and such a beautiful quilt!!!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

It's very beautiful!

Rosalyn Manesse said...

What a great story about a beautiful quilt.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow Jocelyn - that is amazing! What a gorgeous quilt.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

What a treasure! What a wonderful story. Wow wow wow

Pat

Mermaid's Purse said...

What a wonderful story. I've been looking at Hexagon quilts for a while thinking that I may like to make one (maybe something small) and this is soooooo beautiful!!!!!