Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cherished Memories - Complete, but Not Complete

Last year I did the hand embroidery for the quilt called Cherished Memories designed by Arlene Neely of Rabbit's Haven.  I spent a year looking for a fabric I liked to make the sashing and finally found it this summer at The Bourne Quilter in Lafayette, LA.  The quilt just has a simple sashing but it took a particular fabric because I used several pastel colors in the emroidery.





For some reason I can't get the color to show up like I want it to - the bunnies are in a silver gray.  I stitched them on white baby flannel using mostly the stem stitch.  The flowers are various colors, some in stem stitch and some lazy daisy stitches with french knots.  The background fabric is yellow with dots of all colors.

When I started this quilt I didn't have anyone in mind to give it to; I just loved the pattern.  It turns out that I like it so much that I think I'll save it for my first great grandchild.  No, I'm not expecting one.  Not any time soon.  Some of my grandchildren are certainly old enough to produce that first great grandchild, but since none are married yet we'll just wait a while.  (If any grandchildren happen to be reading this please know that I'm not encouraging....just anticipating).  So I think I'll put this away until some future date, years from now (or months, who knows) when the big announcement will be made.  Then I'll quilt it and pray for the new little one that will receive it.  Now, aren't I good great grandmother-in-waiting?  :)

15 comments:

Carol said...

What a wonderful quilt! LOVE it!

Susannah said...

You are a wonderful great grandmother -in- waiting!!!!!

Michele said...

So beautiful and I know that one day (hopefully sooner rather than later) you will have a need to get it finished.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love it and on flannel how soft and cozy it will be for that future great granchild!

Linda said...

What a pretty quilt! You might just inspired one of them to tie the knot and produce that heir. And what a lucky one he/she will be!

Snoodles said...

Those bunnies are precious! I'm sure that will be treasured - no matter when it is received! :)

FarahLin said...

What an adorable quilt for a first great grandchild - hopefully you don't have to wait too long to start quilting this lovely top! You're such a sweet great granma in waiting =)

Sheila said...

What a beautiful quilt. It's always nice to have one ready to be quilted. Thanks so much for sharing.

Barb said...

It is well worth saving for a new grand child.

Just wonderful!

Garden of Egan said...

So darling!!!!! I would have a hard time parting with it.
You are a wonderful granny in waiting.

Gmama Jane said...

I'm glad you decided to keep that sweet quilt and even better that it will go to the first great grandchild! I have quite a few years to go before I can anticipate that event but it will be Oh so wonderful.
Blessings
Jane

Terry said...

Those rabbits are so sweet! I love the fabric you have bordering them! :0)

Zuzan said...

So soft and gentle to colour and cuddle someone special.

Purple Pam said...

Yes, you certainly are a wonderful GG-in-waiting. But then, you are a wonderful everything!

paulette said...

Hi Marlene!
I have been trying to find this pattern, without any luck! Do you still have the pattern and if so can I PLEASE buy it off you! I have TWO grand-babies due in the New Year and this quilt would be perfect! Thanks!
Paulette