Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Love Quilt

That's not what they called it, but that's what I call it!  I had the surprise of my life today when my friend, Shirley popped over to my house for a short visit.  She and I get together often, mostly when she's in town on errands since she lives in Siberia (which really isn't in Siberia, but about 30 minutes, way, way in the country.)  We just call it Siberia, to bug her!  LOL  Lots of times when we get together (often with our other awesome friend, Susie,....we will bring stuff to show the others, like Shirley did today.  EXCEPT, it was not really HER show and tell, it was a gift for me.......a wonderful, marvelous, most touching gift that I have ever gotten (other than my smocking pleater from my DH one Christmas when we were really broke).  Shirley brought this:

"My Angel Quilt"

It's a quilt filled with 12 inch blocks from 18 awesome woman who combined their time and talents to create a beautiful work of art filled with my favorite colors, and trees, and birds, and houses, and flying geese (I love flying geese and have never made any) that I can't get over it!  I am so truly touched at the wonderfulness of it, you can't believe!  Not only that, but there are two pillows to match!  Again, with glorious designs and colors.

My address??

My Angel Quilt

You have no idea how many of those blocks I saw on Flickr and commented on and planned on copying some day.  LOL  Many looked like they could have come out of my brain.  In fact I was wondering how they got so much better than me so fast!  And all along, they were combining them in a quilt for me.  Thank you ever so much, Susan, Ruthie, Kimmie, cindy, Annie, Helen, Andrea, Julie, Flossie, Lish, Lucinda, Solidia, Kandra, Anita, Shirley (she will be featured here in a few days), Lynne, Krista, and Laura.  I love it!   Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!  I adore it!

44 comments:

Nancy B said...

That is so precious! I can tell they reeeally KNOW you. Thanks for sharing all the love.

Rene' said...

Holy cow, what a fabulous quilt!!!! I just had to say that right away....now to go back and really look at those blocks!

Shayla Sharp said...

Wow, that is so you! What a beautiful quilt--matches the recipient!

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

What a stunning quilt! AND what a lucky girl you are to have such incredible friends! It makes my heart smile!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's beautiful and such a special gift! Enjoy.

Sandra Kaye said...

What a wonderful BLESSING. Oh, to have such wonderful friends. :):) Your a one very lucky girl :):) Hugs-Sandie

Lynne said...

This is amazing! What talented and generous friends. They say what you share in life you will receive back in one way or another. You must be one special lady! Congrats, and enjoy the beautiful gift!

Cindy said...

It even has your signature binding on it! How cool is that?!

Colleen said...

What an amazing quilt! It must of course be a reflection of an amazing woman.

Sandra Coleman Clarke said...

You are one lucky lady to receive this beautiful quilt. Fondle it, wrap up in it when the weather cools and just enjoy its beauty.

rubyslipperz said...

Pretty Quilt!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot

Wendy said...

What awesome friends you have! The quilt is just beautiful and shows how much you are loved! Congrats on a new quilt from great friends.....

Sandy said...

What a truly amazing and wonderful gift! It has to make you feel warm and fuzzy!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

How wonderful!! And so very well deserved. What a truly lovely thing to cherish.
xx

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Well!! If this doesn't make you feel loved nothing ever will this is absolutely gorgeous!
Icould sit and look at it for days and i bet you will!

Teje said...

Hi! That is so fantastic and beautiful! I love all those blocks and lovely colours with white!

Teje said...

Hi! That is so fantastic and beautiful! I love all those blocks and lovely colours with white!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

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Helen said...

Hey you!!! It arrived!!!! It was so much fun to sew this in secret for you, you deserve it so much! x

Trudi said...

Beautiful, stunning and such a wonderful gift, you deserve it! x

Sharon said...

The quilt it absolutely beautiful. How lucky are you to have such wonderful friends? (But I'll bet they say the same thing about you!)

Alexis said...

WOW!!! It is great. How about some more pictures, would love to see a close up of more blocks. Amazing quilt.

Susan said...

Wow !! that quitl is fantastic - does look just like you!! What lovely friends you have.

Sara said...

A circle of friends getting together at your house---ah makes me smile!

Your QUILT is magical. BTW did you ever see The Proposal with Sandra Bullock and Ryan (???) and Betty White? Your title the "Love Quilt" reminded me of that movie. Betty White has a quilt in there that she gives to Sandra and Ryan and calls it the "baby making" quilt!

Not that you are going to be using it for that,JUST something that popped into my head! hehehehe..

Sue said...

Like sunshine to warm your heart every time you look at it. Such a touching gesture from friends, brings tears to my eyes. You are blessed to have caring, Talented friends.

Alice R. said...

Wow! That thing is amazing!!! Obviously, your friends are, too. How lovely to have it around as a visual reminder that they care.

Annie said...

You are so welcome and so very deserving of this quilt! We did do good with our designs, didn't we! I know while I was making my blocks, you were there with me all the while...approving and disapproving until the final stitch was sewn. It was so fun!

Carla said...

What a stunner of a quilt! Lucky you.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Of all people, you are so deserving. You have made so many beautiful things that others are enjoying in their homes. I am so glad you are the happy recipient of such a wonderful gift. I'm so glad for you.
Congratulations.
~a

matate10 said...

That really made my day!! It's absolutely beautiful and is soooo you!!

Sheila said...

This has just become my most favourite quilt ever! What fabulous friends you have - this is an absolute treasure :)

Shannon said...

Oh how special!! It is a great quilt!! I hope that you use it and love it!

Elaine said...

Wow, what an amazing gift for a wonderful angel! I love all the blocks I am seeing and hope to see this up close one day. Has Toby tried to claim it? And I can't believe you have never made any flying geese?!

Merete said...

What an amazing gift!

Sharon said...

Are you kidding me? That is absolutely priceless. You are one lucky girl!

Madame Samm said...

It is gorgeous and I am sure you will be feeling the warmth of it all for decades...lovely.

Mary Anne Drury said...

What a GREAT quilt !!!! Your friends did a wonderful job !!! I LOVE everything about it !

P.S. I just discovered your blog and took a stroll through your flickr projects --- I am GASPING for AIR !!! I can't tell you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work !!!!

Jen said...

That is an awesome LOVE quilt!! You're very deserving my friend!!

Martha said...

That is a marvelous quilt!! You have such great friends! Thanks for sharing the love.

Poppyprint said...

Carol, I'm so happy you finally have your lovely LOVE quilt (and I love it that you call it that). It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of it. As soon as I found out, the bubble gum tree block design came to me instantly! That never happens!

You so deserve it. You've been such an angel for so many swappers, always happily making extra quilts one after the other. Enjoy this gift, friend.

Carol said...

Fabulous quilt! Love all the blocks.They are so much fun and fantastic colors too.

Shocking Hocking said...

you must be truly beautiful to engender such a truly beautiful gift - outstanding!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness! It is just BEAUTIFUL and you DO deserve it! I am not surprised at all that so many people love you. You are such a warm and caring woman (as well as crazy talented!)! Enjoy your special quilt!

sex addict said...

How attractive way you created those beautiful work of art which filled with favorite colors, and trees, and birds, and houses, and flying geese.