Friday, October 28, 2011

Finish it up Friday: Another Project Linus Quilt


I have 2 quilt finishes to share today!!  I finished both the 2nd Project Linus Quilt, and my Halloween Quilt (which I'll share in a post for the Blogger Festival)!  I'm also linking up with Amandajean at Crazy Mom Quilts, "Finish it up Friday" .  I had more free motion quilting issues that made my finish up a lot of the Halloween Quilt with straight stitching, but after a nice long spell of smooth FMQ-ing, I realized that I had forgotten to drop my feed dogs, and remembered that Leah Day recommends in her blog that it's fine to leave them up with some machines.  I put the feed dogs down, and had more thread breaks, so with my feed dogs up, I was able to finish it all up, which makes me very happy!!

Here's the back of the Project Linus Quilt (thanks to my tween photographer son for taking pictures for me!).
As I was binding the quilt, I remembered something that I had read on another person's blog who had written prayers for the quilt recipient in the seam allowance for the binding before flipping it over to be tucked inside.  I loved this idea, so decided to write a "hidden" message for this quilt.  As I've mentioned before, my dad was a minister, who loved children, and that I wanted to make these children's quilts, in part, to honor him.  So this is what's on the inside...
I wish every kid had a dad like mine.  It really makes me sad that some of the kids that these Project Linus Quilts go to aren't as lucky.  I'm doubly lucky that my own 2 boys got to know their grandpa, as we talk about him very often, which helps all of us with our loss, and help us remember his kindness and generosity.

7 comments:

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

What a great idea in the seam allowance of the binding, Becky! Tears welling up as I write.

Kathleen said...

Your Dad would be so proud! What a wonderful way to send good wishes with your quilt and to honor him.

Heather said...

Aww... I love that idea of a hidden message under the binding! So sweet! Wonderful job on this Project Linus quilt. Someone is definitely going to be blessed by it. ;o)

Leslie said...

this is beautiful and so great that you are giving it to someone that can love on it

Alli said...

Oh, that's a lovely idea to write a message inside the binding! You're fantastic for making another Project Linus quilt! :)

MyJourneyBack said...

Great idea. Sweet quilts. Thanks for sharing.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Awesome quilt! I know this quilt will be a special comfort to someone ... I've been on the receiving end of special-gifts-handmade-by-strangers-when-my-kid-was-in-the-hospital, and it's an indescribable feeling to receive a gift like that.