Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Quilt for Mary Lou

When I learned of her loss my heart sank and my thoughts for days thereafter were of nothing but her family and their Sam. You can see more of this quilt here at Mary Lou's blog. I didn't have the time to make a top and was fortunate that same week to win this top from Kelly's blog for gift-giving. Thank you Kelly!!


The center of the quilt top was quilted using a design called, Feathered Roses. I'm showing the back of the quilt in the above photo so you can see the design better.


The inner border was a challenge with the double flaps. Then the outside border has a design from my buttercup collection of quilting motifs. You can see the full quilt at Mary's Lou's blog.

35 comments:

Mary Lou Casada said...

It's so beautiful, Mary!! I absolutely love, love the pink thread you used! (who knew I'd ever use the words pink and love in the same sentence! LOL) and the Feathered Roses and other quilting designs were just perfect. Just as you suggested, I'm taking my time with the binding and wrapping myself up in this delicious quilt hug. You amaze me with your talent and your generosity!!
Love,
Mary Lou

Linda said...

How very thoughtful to quilt and give this quilt to Mary Lou. The quilting is so pretty. Has a very romantic feel. I'm sure she will love it too!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

A wonderful gift for someone who needs comforting. Beautiful work on the quilting, Mary.

Lori said...

What a fantastic quilt and given to such a beautiful person.

Needled Mom said...

It is absolutely gorgeous. I can imagine how difficult those inner borders must have been, but you did a great job with them.....no foldovers!! I am sure Mary Lou loved it.

Cyndi said...

Mary, that quilt top is lovely, but then with your unsurpassed quilting done on it, it is just beautiful. You are such a wonderful, kind and thoughtful person and I know that Mary Lou is so thankful to call you friend...I know that I am! Many, many blessings to you, dear one!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Wendy said...

What a very thoughtful gift for Mary Lou. The quilt is gorgeous and wowzer the quilting is fantastic.

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful quilt and so thoughtful of you to send it to Marylou. I know quilting helps me when I am having a bad day, creating always gives us hope and peace.

Debbie

Monica said...

What a kind and loving gesture on your part Mary. The quilting really enhanced the quilt. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Cheryl said...

What a thoughtful gift! It is obvious Mary Lou loves her quilt hug. I am sure she will take comfort each time she wraps herself in your gift.

Loris said...

Beautiful quilt and quilting! What a sweet gift and expression of love. Mary Lou is an inspiration of grace and strength. I know you are blessed in the giving as we all are in seeing it.

Mary said...

What a beautiful gift. and your quilting is just as beautiful.

Stephanie said...

I know this is a very special quilt and will be treasured and loved not only for it's meaning but because of it's maker/giver.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You are a loving and generous woman, what a blessing to all of us and especially to ML! My heart breaks wide open for her and her precious family. I had read about this quilt on her blog and I can just imagine the comfort this "quilt hug" brings.

AnnieO said...

Love the feathered roses! What a beautiful gift for a lovely person.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful gift from such a beautiful lady. You are amazing!

MARCIE said...

What a wonderful coincidence that you should win that quilt top just when you needed one for a friend. Beautiful job with the quilting, of course! I am sure MaryLou will love having it.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I call wins like that at just the perfect time winks from God. :) I saw the quilt at Mary Lou's earlier - really lovely but more than that, filled with love. blessings, marlene

Sue said...

It's a beautiful quilt Mary and you are a good person to give this to your dear friend. I am sure she must love it .

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Wendy said...

What a true gift! A win from Kelly, and quilted by you ... Mary, Mary Lou's rememberance quilt of her son will always have special meaning, I'm sure. Thank you so much for sharing and bless your heart for being you!!

Kim said...

Ah, this is such a good thing you did, Mary. I can't imagine being in Mary Lou's place, but I know a lovely quilt would help to soothe a broken heart. Thanks for being so thoughtful! :-D

Miki Willa said...

What a beautiful quilt. You are very thoughtful and generous.

Vivian said...

A beautiful quilt given at a time when comfort is needed. Your generosity is wonderful, Mary, and so is the quilt.

QuiltSue said...

What a beautiful thought and a beautiful quilt.

Carol said...

Mary it's just beautiful...isn't it just amazing how things happen just the way they are supposed to...you wanted to do a quilt for Mary Lou and there it appeared. Just wonderful!

Karen said...

I think you winning the quilt top was just meant to be. You made someone very happy with the finished quilt.

Wendy said...

Lovely quilt and a loving, lasting gift you are giving. Life can be so hard sometimes, you are a wonderful caring friend!
Wendy

Roos said...

Beautiful I love your quilting.

Shakerwood said...

Wonderful! I had read Mary Lou's story last month. I can't even imagine . . . . .

Stitched With Prayer said...

Mary, Just had to send you a big (((((((((((((HUG))))))))))))). You have a beautiful heart.

Gerri said...

Mary, you did a beautiful job on the quilt. It's very kind of you to do this for Mary Lou. I'm sure she will love it.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful gift. You did such a beautiful job with the quilting.

Valerie Z said...

Mary Lou is very lucky having a friend like you - your gift is a daily hug and reminder of how special Mary Lou is. The Feathered Roses are the perfect compliment for this quilt. Thank you for sharing! May this weekend be a relaxing one for you and your family!

Millie said...

Just beautiful Mary as always. I am sure she will love your quilting. Happy 4th of July!

A Plain Path said...

I've been so busy with life, the baby, and family the past few weeks, I haven't been reading blogs. I've been catching up the past couple days. I was just at Mary Lou's blog a few minutes ago and just read about their Samuel. My heart is aching for their family.

The quilt is beautiful...as your work always is, but there is something more precious here...the stitches of love from a friend.