Monday, April 19, 2010

LQQK at this quilt

My sweet MIL sewed this quilt to commemorate our 25th anniversary



It is more gorgeous in real life. She took photos and transferred them on fabric.

She took snaps (left bottom, counterclockwise) of our wedding party, our rings, us eating cake, Heather & Sean's wedding photo, family photo of all of us last year, us with our parents, us with his grandmother's, my mom & dad and last but not least my MIL & her husband. I will always cherish it, everytime I look at it, it still brings tears to me.

She is making a quilt for each grandchild starting with the oldest. She finished one for my niece and it is just as gorgeous. She used images of childhood memories. It is sew cool.

I did find a base for one of the scissor frogs at the flea market Saturday. I also found a really cool frame too, you should see what I want to do with it. I will have it ready to post next time.

Live Well~Laugh Often~Stitch Much

31 comments:

Sadie said...

What a wonderful, thoughful gift. A real treasure :-)

Loraine said...

How nice of your MIL. What a wonderful keepsake!

Annette said...

Wow what a great quilt I love it..
Enjoy it

Cari-in-VA said...

Oh Ranae, what a very sweet MIL you have. So much time and love went into this quilt - what a treasure.

Elaine said...

What a beautiful family keepsake to treasure!
I must pass this idea onto my Mum who quilts as I know she will love it.

Melissa said...

What a lovely gift from your MIL!

And I just saw the 3 flower frogs you got! Lucky you. Now I'm starting to get the picture that they come in 2 pieces!

Sally said...

Ranae that is absolutely beautiful! What a fantastic keepsake!

Annie said...

What a fabulous gift. I'm sure you will treasure that forever.

Margaret said...

What a lovely gift! I bet it will be treasured by you and your DH!

Pumpkin said...

Fabulous Ranae! My goodness, there's a lot of work put into that. No wonder you are so moved :o) What a wonderful memory to have.

natalie said...

What a wonderful gift! And what a nice MIL. I have a nice one, too. I think we are lucky women!

Kathy A. said...

What an absolute treasure! Your MIL obviously thinks a great deal of you to put some much thought time and effort into that quilt. Lovely, lovely gift and memories all in one.

Dee said...

Love the quilt --- your Mom did a beautiful job. What an heirloom!

Christine said...

That is lovely, what a wonderful idea

Jane said...

What a fabulous gift - totally unique and very personal - I love it xxx

Carol said...

What a beauty, Ranae--I'll bet you were so touched when you opened her gift :)

Vicky L said...

What a gorgeous gift! and a wonderful idea!

Ginnie said...

What a lovely idea and such a great gift.

Sharlotte said...

I just love seeing pictures captured in quilting. This is a very nice quilt and I'm sure you will treasure it always!!

Natasha said...

What a beautiful gift to recieve. I think that is such a super idea. I think I may now have a new project to do soon. :)

Take care and happy stitching!

BrendaS said...

What a wonderful treasure she made for you and your husband! Things like that can't be bought.

Stitching instead of cleaning said...

what a wonderful gift!

Sharon said...

What a fabulous quilt and keepsake!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! What a fantastic gift and a great commemorative piece!

Donna said...

OMG it is just beautiful! Lovely gift! And happy anniversary!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Fabulous! Reminds me of the quilt in Stepmom with Julian Roberts.

Siobhan said...

Oh my goodness, what a treasure. Beautiful!!

Julie said...

A very sentimental and wonderful gift, she is a very talented lady

Shell said...

what a lovely thing to do,Happy Anniversary.

Suzanne said...

What a great quilt a real family treasure.

Meari said...

That is an awesome gift!!