My mother and my nephew share a birthday! Not only do they share it, but, it is also my mother's twin brother's birthday as well! IMAGINE THAT! We also have a beautiful cousin that shares their birthday as well! February is a BIG birthday month for our family!
Here's my beautiful mother and handsome nephew on their big day together!
I was also able to share Christmas with my best friend and her husband! (I know.....a little late, but, better late than never!) I will have a post about my gift to them coming up in the future, but, for now, I will share with you their reactions to receiving their gift.
My friend Jamie and her husband Ted receiving their gift.
(By the way, it's NOT the Boston Terrier booty that I gave them! LOL)
I wonder what it could be??????
Is this what I think it is?!?!?!?
Merry Christmas! (In February!)
It's so special being able to give something I designed specifically for them!
I think they liked it!
I will be posting about this particular quilt in the near future. It is the first quilt I entered in a show, and to my surprise, it won 3rd place thanks to the help of my amazing long arm quilter Ann! But, more about that in a future post!
I was able to browse a couple of antique malls and stumbled upon these beauties:
Does anyone know the name of this star and setting?
And a Rocky Road to Kansas!
I was also blessed by the kindness of some quilting friends this past week! Just take a look!
Not one, but, TWO delicious bags of scraps! YUM!
And lots'o'patriotic scraps for some Quilts of Valor! YUM!
Thanks Ann for letting me go through some of your friends items!
(Please ignore the messiness of my sewing space!)
And, finally, a finish! This quilt top was made using Tara Rebman's pattern called "Eating in Bed" in the premiere issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine
This quilt will be donated to my new found friend Bev, and her efforts with the V.A.
This quilt was A LOT of fun to make, and actually kind of made a dent in some of my scraps! It finishes at 95"x95", and uses 16 fat quarters.
It was a fun and busy week, and I hope you enjoy all of the photos. I return to work this week, and have my annual training later this month. I hope you all have a fun filled week!
Stay tuned next week for my post about my first quilt show win and some of the wonderful people I met along the way!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter