Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q is for Quilt

                       This is the story of how a beautiful quilt came to be.
 After my in-laws passed and all the "children" were helping to empty their home I ran into an unopened cross-stitch quilt. My mother-in-law was very talented with all kinds of crafts. This was simply one she had not started. It particularly caught my attention because of the words from a song stitched on the side that I used to sing to my boys when we would go outside and look up at the moon. "I see the moon, the moon see's me, God sees the moon, God sees me".
I decided to take it home with the thought that "someday, I will be a grandmother and make this quilt for my grand baby".
Well, it was not long after that, we found out we would indeed become grandparents. One of my first thoughts was "The quilt"! How am I ever going to do that in 8 months?
I slowly started on it and realized very quickly I would need help. I went on FaceBook and created an event.
                              CROSS-STITCHING QUILT FOR LIAM
It read like this;  
Can you Cross-stitch? If so, I am looking for some ladies that would like to be a part of an old fashion quilting circle! Several of us have been working on this beautiful quilt for my grandson Liam. If you would like to be a part of our quilting circle, read on!
This is how it works. You simply choose a week (s) you would like to pick up the quilt, work on any section you would like and return it one week later for the next person.
All the materials are included and thread is sorted. This quilt for little Liam will be made with many hands and hearts ♥

The response to this was incredible! All together we had 14 wonderful ladies work on the quilt, pressing for time to have it finished before Liam was born.
Here are a few of these ladies working on the Quilt
Aunt Tammy, visiting from Hong Kong

Great Aunt Suzie

Liams Great Grandma

cousin Brenda
 This Quilt made it's way from one home to another. There were even some husbands that lent a hand who shall remain anonymous. Mostly the husbands wanted to know when the quilt would go to someone else so they could have their wives back!
It was a pleasure and a joy to participate in this quilting circle of sorts. We delivered the quilt to Kevin and Nikki at the hospital while we all waited for the arrival of Little Liam.
                        The finished Quilt before adding the piping and backing.
                                       After washing, hanging out to dry
                                             The completed Quilt!


Emily Minich said...

That is so special, Elayne. Liam is super blessed to have a Nonna who loves him so much.

Maryann said...

This was such a great idea, I love that so many hands and hearts were involved in this project, what a treasure

Timothy Brannan said...

Lots of Quilt posts!

I am trying to read all the A to Z blogs, but coming back to the ones I really like.
Looking forward to seeing what you do all month!

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Kevin and Nikki said...

I LOVE this!!! :)

Editor and Publisher Shelly Burke said...

What a neat idea for completing such a big project! Your story is inspiring-I'm glad I found it on the A to Z Challenge.

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God's blessings to you and your family!


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