Saturday, May 9, 2009

Birthday Suprise!

I have been dying to share this finished quilt here! My wonderful mother-in-law had a birthday this last week and I've been working on this quilt for her for several months. I had been wanting to make her a quilt, but couldn't decide on a pattern or color scheme. I eventually stopped agonizing over trying to match her decor and decided on yellow and white, since yellow is both our favorite colors. Then I sat back and waited for a pattern to strike me and when I found this Random Ohio Stars pattern (free on Quiltville!) I knew it was perfect.
I love how this turned out, it is sooo beautiful in person. Becky was here for the week, so we got to have a little birthday bash for her and I was so excited for her to open this. I think she really loves it--she took it to work the next day to show everyone :)
This was my first large-scale meandering attempt and it went pretty well. Next time, I will tape down the backing before pinning and I will pin-baste even more.
Here is a little close-up.

I have been asked a few times now if it's hard spending so much time making something I personally love and then giving it away. But, no, it's not. Some people are such blessings in my life and the best way to honor them is to do for them what I know how to do! It's easy to give to someone so wonderful! So, Becky, thank you for being so fabulous. I am blessed to know you and even more blessed to be your daughter-in-law! :)


  1. My sentiments exactly, I love making quilts for people I love! This turned out beautiful!

  2. this is gorgeous, Pookie! It certainly is more gratifying to sew for love, only :)

  3. You have created a masterpiece! I just love it to pieces. You rocked! Your MIL will love it I can promise you that :o) Happy Mom's Day! Amie

  4. Dear quiltfriend,
    I got your mailadres from, and I have a question to you.
    My sister is, after an exiting period, finaly pregnant of her first baby. Now I would like to make a bright-colored quilt for her. To welcome the baby to this world with a quilt from patches from all over the world. I try to collect scraps of 12x12 cm (5x5 inch). Do you have a piece of fabric that may be suitable, perhaps you would sent it to me.
    I would really like to use it!

    Many thanks and warm greetings,
    Elizabeth Kremer
    Wedderweg 91
    9665 JM Oude Pekela

  5. This is wonderful! I love yellow, too (oh, but orange is right up there!) Hope you had a great Mother's Day!