Sunday, January 17, 2016

A wonderful surprise!

 I had an awesome surprise yesterday! I taught the Modern Cathedral Window Pillow class and at the end of class some quilty friends came in with a gift for me....this gorgeous signature quilt using the Villa Rosa pattern Malaga.
 Jane came up with the idea of making a signature quilt for me for my birthday, and made strips for everyone to write a message on using the blue fabric. She then passed them out to friends. Not sure how long it took to get them back, but she then sewed them up into a quilt using our favorites, batiks. I guess she had some problems initially, but it all turned out beautifully in the end.
 Another friend, Cindy, who has a long arm business, quilted it with variegated thread. She used swirls and curls and it's gorgeous.
 She even had Conrad sign a strip, though I'm not sure how she found him as he usually hides when he hears a stranger's voice in the house.
 I was so surprised and am so grateful to have gotten such a special gift. I loved reading all of the messages! We took some pictures last night after class, but I had to take it outside this morning to get some in the sunshine.
 Do you ever wonder what the neighbors are thinking when they see you outside taking pictures? It was about 2 degrees (-22 windchill) when I went out to take these this AM. But I knew if I didn't take them today, I would forget. So outside I was.
 Isn't it gorgeous on the snow?
I brought it to my daughter's to show her and her cats love it too. (Conrad hasn't had the opportunity to test it out yet!)

See, it fits!


Shasta Matova said...

It is a beautiful quilt. So sweet of your friends to make this for you. Happy birthday.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday early! The quilt turned out beautiful namely because of all the quilty love that made it. Jane and Cindy did a great job!

Maggi said...

What a beautiful birthday gift. Happy Birthday.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a special gift, from special friends. Congrats and Happy Birthday!