Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Gift

I had been looking for someone to help me with a quilt rack I fell in love with. After searching I found the pattern on a woodworking site. I am handy with tools but unfortunately I didn't have the needed saws, etc. This is the rack I fell in love with.

Enter my handy neighbor. Terry is retired. He reminded me of my dad because he is always working around his home. He also has the neatest yard, removed a tree because he was tired of raking leaves every fall.

Anyway, here is the quilt rack Terry made for me. He did a wonderful job. It still needs to be stained and hung, but it looks great.

 As a thank you I quilted a small throw for him. I used a panel. Terry is very patriotic so I used an eagle panel and the colors red white and blue. The throw is made up of double hour glass blocks - which always look as though you are an expert quilter, and four-patch blocks for the border. Terry and his wife loved it - was surprised that I made it and immediately put it on the sofa.


Carole Beath said...

Oh my goodness, Yvonne, this quilt is fabulous. . Your neighbor will love it... Lopk at those colors and the pattern...!!! Awesome.

Yvonne said...

He was just tickled. I didn't take a photo but I made a "thank you" label. He and his wife kept asking if I really made it. He said, "Well you spent more time on the quilt than I did on the frame. Let me know if you need another one!"

Carole Beath said...

I had to come back and look at this wonderful quilt again. It's just beautiful.