Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival!!!

It's that time again!! One of my favorite times out in the Blogger's World is this great Festival that has been put together by Amy over at Amy's Creative Side called the Blogger's Quilt Festival!!
I tried frantically to decide what quilt to put in this year, and had a hard time deciding... I finally decided what I was going to finish for the festival, but before I could finish it, got called away to a funeral for my grandmother. I was so sad about her passing, but happy for the end of her suffering. But, when I got home, it made me realize that this quilt was even more perfect than I thought. It is still in process, but getting closer to being done!!!
I saw this beautiful quilt over on ModaBakeShop a little while ago and just knew it was something that I HAD to make. I changed a few things to make it more "JaiCi-ish", but the general idea is the same. I made it for a special reason...
There is a little girl in my neighborhood - not even 2 - who had a brain tumor, and they found it on Christmas Eve...(you can read her story here) Through everything that the family has gone through, the parents continue to be just extremely upbeat and happy...and I knew that this would be the perfect gift for them.
As I make it, it is a continual reminder of just how precious each and every day is...and each day is TRULY a gift.

11 comments:

Angie Padilla said...

What a lovely sentiment, and novel idea for a quilt!

Mary-Kay said...

That's a very thoughtful gift. And it's a great looking quilt too!

Sandra Schwab said...

What a beautiful quilt and what a touching gift!

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing. ((((Hugs))))

Raewyn said...

This is a beautiful quilt, the sentiments behind it are inspiring.So glad you shared it.

erica said...

This is such a great quilt! I am sorry for your loss, thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

What a touching story! I bet you it will be even more beautiful when it's done, you've made it from the heart. What a lovely gift to inspire strength! Amazing.

Chris said...

A wonderful gift of comfort for a family going through so much.

Pat said...

Your work is most wonderful, my dear. I remember many years ago that quilter's would deliberately make a mistake in their quilts ( and you will see this in a lot of antique quilts), because there's only one who is perfect, and that is Father God. I also use to deliberately make mistakes many years ago because of that. I would sometimes as others, would even put one different color patch in a patchwork quilt, etc.
Your quilt is lovely with such warm and caring thoughts. I love your blog, my dear. Thank you for sharing. Happy Quilting!

Denise said...

great quilt and a wonderful gift!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Sorry to hear about your granny and the little girl....pretty quilt...have a safe weekend. Trish

Laurel H. said...

Beautiful quilt, for a beautiful little one.