Monday, December 5, 2016

This and That


It's always nice to see a quilt outside, so you can get a sense of its true colors. Here is the Fruit Loops flimsy on my front steps. I ordered fabric for the backing of this quilt, and I am eager to see it finished.


About a year ago I made a quilt for my son and DIL to give to an internet friend of theirs who was fighting cancer.
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Imagine their surprise when she showed up at their house for a visit yesterday.  My son texted me "It was like meeting a celebrity who loved me." My DIL wrote, "She made us feel really special and she made sure to tell us how much we mean to her."

It's just another reason why we make quilts - because they help form bonds with people and spread love. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you can't give a better gift than a quilt. Quilts are magical.


6 comments:

Pat said...

Fruit Loops looks great. Can't wait to see what you chose for the back.
What a lovely surprise visit for your son and DIL and the photo with your grand daughter is priceless.

Quiltdivajulie said...

How fantastic that D. came to visit (for about a gazillion different reasons) !! Oh, and Fruit Loops looks marvelous -- what a terrific scrappy quilt top.

Quilter Kathy said...

OMG that story made me tear up just now... how beautiful that your quilt help to create such loving bonds of community and friendship!
And of course the fruit loops quilt is gorgeous... love the layout!

Jessi Lashakmitis said...

Wow, what a story!!! So nice to see how much happiness the quilt can bring. Fruit Loops looks amazingly beautiful!!!
Kay

Just Ducky said...

Quilts allow us to wrap ourselves in love.

Nancy J said...

Lovely words, quilts, and thoughts from your heart. So very true.