Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"think positive" quilt

I am a little behind on blogging about Christmas gifts made, and in fact I forgot to take photos of some altogether!  But today I will share my favourite, a quilt 2 years overdue.



I promised my sister and her husband a quilt when they were redecorating their t.v. room.  My sister is not much of a "quilty person", so I wanted her input on the design and colours. A year passed and I finally got a top made.  I decided on an improv cross/plus design, for several reasons- 1. their faith, 2. my sister is a chartered accountant, and 3. at the time, my sister and brother in law had been in the midst of a long, difficult struggle with infertility and adoption.  I called the top "think positive" and…again it sat in the closet for months.

And then- a baby.  A baby!  My sweet little niece. It all came out positive after all!   And then the top sat longer because, of course, a baby quilt took precedence :)



All of a sudden it was Christmas again.  Doh!  So I basted and did some wonky grid quilting, and did some of the WORST machine binding of my life (not sure what the heck happened there), but hey, done is better than perfect, right? And they seemed to like it regardless.




And seeing as it has been -30 degrees Celsius for much of December and January, I hear this has already been put to good use!




17 comments:

Cheryl said...

Lovely quilt! Thank you for sharing the story behind it.

Little Island Quilting said...

Likey Likey :-)

Anna said...

what a perfect quilt!!! so glad you finished it and the look on her face = happy!!!

Will Cook for Shoes said...

So pretty, Kristie! And such a meaningful quilt!

MariQuilts said...

Love how this turned out.....great story as well.

Shay said...

Loved the story behind this quilt Kristie.It's a lovely finish despite your protestation about the binding Im sure its perfect!

audrey said...

A really fabulous finish and yes, finished is definitely better than perfect!

Carla said...

It's fabulous. The colours all work so well together.

What Comes Next? said...

a wonderful positive quilt - it may have taken awhile, but good things often do!

Flying Blind... said...

Brilliant and lovely story (and quilt!) xxx

Katy Cameron said...

Love the name, and glad you finally got to it!

Svetlana said...

absolutely perfect!!!

Kelsey said...

Wow Kristi I love this!!! They must be thrilled with it. The meaning behind it and how it came together are perfect!

Tawny said...

Fantastic! And so meaningful and special for your sister. Well done. :)

diane said...

I love this quilt and love the story behind it even more

AnneMarie said...

Beautiful quilt - and I love all the sentiments behind the plus! What a lovely way to tribute!

Sarah said...

Lovely quilt and story to go with it. Your sister reminds me of your middle daughter, a lot! I've joined Instagram this year and you're welcome to follow me at sarahkrothe to see what I'm working on. I'm already following you over there too 😉