Friday, September 09, 2016

Finishing up another's quilt

There is a lovely gentleman at our church who's wife passed away.  One day he caught me to see if I could help him.   He had Two quilts that his wife had started and wanted them finished so he could put them out on the beds in the house.

He handed me a bag.... of which, I panicked - and then set down to business.

There were pictures in the bag, and hand cut pieces of fabric, and two distinct quilts worth of colors.

and ta da.... here they are!!



This one ( above) is going to go in a room with lots of raggedy ann and andy dolls that she had collected over the years, and patriotic memorabilia.   I thought the color choices she made were perfect!



This one is going in the grandsons room
It had planes and trains in it



It gave me a great feeling to be able to finish these for him
and to hand them back all ready to use.

I made him happy - it was a good day!

23 comments:

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Beautifully done, Alycia! I'm sure he will treasure these quilts and what an honor to be able to finish her work. You are the best!! :D

Judy v from Thornton CO said...

What a beautiful way it is to help a gentleman treasure the quilts his wife had started. The quilting is lovely!

Jennifer said...

What lovely quilts you finished for the gentleman and what a kind heart you have to have done it and so beautifully.

Salmagundi said...

What a generous gesture on your part to finish these quilts. They are perfect for the use you described. I'm sure you made a family very happy. Sally

Quiltdivajulie said...

How heartwarming and satisfying -- wonderful!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

I never cease to be amazed at how simple patterns are always so comforting and appealing to us. How nice to help him in his grief.

Jen said...

What a wonderful story! It puts a smile on my face to think that you were able to help that gentleman take a recent memory of his wife and make it something he and his family can treasure always.
This gives me the courage to pull out the half done projects that I have of my grandmothers and finish them. She always hated when people left her crafts in a box or drawer. :)

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh how very special to be able to help like that; I'm sure those gorgeous quilts will be treasured for a long long while :)

mangozz said...

That was so nice of you to finish these two quilts his wife had started. This way, he can enjoy them every day. You did a beautiful job on the quilting too.

Grantham Lynn said...

What a Blessing for the family!

allthingzsewn said...

You did her proud. What a blessing.

Melody A. said...

How kind of you to do this and what memories you have restored for her whole family by finishing these quilts!!

Tami C said...

Very kind of you Alicia! I am sure that it means a lot to him. Bless you!

Lynn said...

How wonderful. They look great, so you did a good job, and a lovely thing for the man to have completed and a reminder of his wife's work begun. A lovely gesture of you.

M-R Charbonneau said...

What a wonderful thing to do for him! You did a beautiful job with the quilts and the quilting. Way to go!

Ramblings from Randi the Wild Rose Quilter said...

Love this!! Good for you!

Patti said...


I'm tearing up a little at this kindness you did. Is that a panto on the patriotic quilt & if so, can I get the name of it?

Vic in NH said...

What an angel you are to do what he could not and what she would have wanted. Both quilts look charming.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Those both turned out well. I'm sure he will be so pleased with them. Nicely done, Alycia!!

Sabrina said...

This is beautiful. I'm sure these quilts will always mean a lot to him and their family.

Vicki W said...

You've done a good deed!

Dar said...

What great looking quilts they are. You did such a nice job with the Baptist Fan quilting too. Nine patches are one of my favorite blocks.

Ranch Wife said...

You are an angel to finish those quilts! I am sure that dear man will treasure them always! I have yet to see a 9-patch that I don't love and these are especially wonderful!