Thursday, May 21, 2015

Surround Yourself with Friends

Ranchman's dog woke me up to go outside yesterday morning about 4:30 am....argh!
 When his business was done, I tried to go back to sleep, but couldn't.
 I laid there thinking about where I was going to go to buy a birthday gift for my friend.
Her birthday is today..... but her little party was yesterday. I finally decided to get up and make it. She loves my collage quilts....so I made one for her.

She is such a special lady and I love her to the moon and back, so a  heart quilt was the perfect thing to make. I used fabrics by Bari J, Anna Marie Horner, Kaffee Fassett, Carole Lee McMullin and Cotton and Steele among others. The word fabric (Surround Yourself With Friends) is by Julie Comstock..... what a perfect sentiment to put in a quilt for a friend !
I quilted straight lines with my walking foot and finished the edges with a zig zag stitch......time was running out !
size 11" x 14 "
By 9:30 am I was finished with it and it was time to hurry and get myself ready.

  There are 4 of us that get together to celebrate our birthdays at the restaurant of our choice. We have lunch, exchange gifts and usually sit there 3 or more hours talking and laughing.
(No we never get run out of the restaurant !)
We are getting together again next week at my house to have a sew day.
I am excited to SURROUND MYSELF WITH FRIENDS  once again !
Happy Birthday LaTrelle, may God Bless you richly !  


13 comments:

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very pretty. How nice to have friends to get out and visit with.

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness, goosebumps are running up and down my legs! What a precious gift from a precious friend! XO

Linda said...

Beautiful, Vickie! I know she loved it!!!

Carol said...

Such a beautiful and special gift! What a treasure!

Ranch Wife said...

What an absolutely lovely gift for a treasured friend! I blew it up on my computer screen and enjoyed studying the details of how you incorporated so many fun fabrics into such a pretty collage...its charming!

Amy said...

It is beautiful. How nice to have friends close to you that share the same quilting love.

Terri Ann said...

This is such a beautiful gift with an even more beautiful message. You've got such a great eye combining all these motifs together like this.

Jeanie said...

Lovely gift...truly from the heart! I was lucky enough to spend my day with dear friends too...priceless!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your friend would have been over the moon with happiness to receive such a gorgeous quilt made by you!

StitchinByTheLake said...

So bright and colorful - sewing friends are the best! blessings, marlene

Teresa Duryea Wong said...

Great way to say Happy Birthday to a friend. Love your fabrics. Cotton and Steele is one of my new favs!

the girlfriend gap said...

I LOVE this Vickie : ) She is blessed to have you as a friend. Not just because you made her something but because I can feel the love you have for her. I use to do birthday lunches with friends. Then I moved and that activity hasn't been replaced : (... miss that.

Your sweet Sewing Sister in Christ
Janita

Kath said...

what a wonderful gift, I'm sure it was received with delight!