Below are two pictures of the quilt top before being quilted. Dorothy, who is our district's lunch lady, found a woman who subbed at school to do the long-arm quilting. It was serendipity, for sure!
This third quilt is by far a more challenging quilt with all the triangles in it. Ohio Stars in navy and white - it is gorgeous! Dorothy found the pattern free on line, and I helped her cut it out last summer. She worked on it as she had time. She was motivated because all along Dorothy intended to give this quilt to her mother for Christmas.
About a week ago, Dorothy picked up the finished quilt - have a look!
This past week Dorothy traveled to Jacksonville, FL, to visit her mother and the gifting happened. These pictures sure do tell the story of a happy surprise!
Doesn't this just thoroughly warm your heart?? I just love how quilts can be such a welcome gift, so appreciated and often unexpected. Dorothy is still such a new quilter; I am doubly impressed by her determination to learn and work at this craft. She is definitely a go-getter in all that she does.
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Christmas Eve! Are all the gifts wrapped? All the cooking finished? Our guests will be arriving later today, and tomorrow after we open gifts, we will be traveling to Hillsboro to have a Christmas feast with my family at my mother's house. Then Tuesday, we will head to my father-in-law's house to continue celebrating! Such excitement!
Happy Quilting, Friends!