Sunday, May 13, 2012

Eric's Post.

I've completed Eric's Quilt. I stuggled getting a photo so this is it.  I used straight line quilting for that "Pottery Barn" look.  My favorite part is the borders.  I called it the Gees Bend method. Truthfully I wish the entire quilt was made that way.  The label on the back had words of wisdom from Mom and the finish line...
Quilt made by your Mom---


We had family Don's Mom and sister come from out of town. We travelled downstate together.  With Don's sister there it was like having a personal photographer.  We even facebooked the dean calling out Eric's Name.  He's officially a Pharmacist--with a job.  And we count our blessings everyday.  Short of the day he was born--- this was right up there....



Here's a photo with a couple of his close friends.  I made quilted journals for them--- and yes I was stitching on the way down across the Mackinac Bridge and wrapping gifts in hotel rooms. I did not take photos, but here are the fabrics I used.  While I never knew Krista and Aimee that well, we've become Pinterest and facebook friends and email back and forth.  I chose fabrics that reminded me of each girl.

I also got each this necklace....
http://www.lisaleonardonline.com/sterling-my-treasure-necklace-P215C45.aspx

Lisa's jewelery just fit the occaision.  I had a tag with the word "faith" enscribed, hoping both girls have the brightest of futures.

Next- quilt therapy.  I need to garden and sew quilt blocks.  I need to quilt without obligation-- without a timeline of a holiday or gift due date.  I want to make quilt block for the shear fun of doing it.  I want to work on sharp corners and straight borders. I feel like I've gotten sloppy in all the rushes….

Hoping for a summer slow down--- Thanks for all the notes checking on me.  I ready to find a balance in life again....






7 comments:

Karen said...

The quilting and the quilt itself is just perfect for a man about to make his way in life. He has made a good start on his way to the moon.

A good chosen profession for him. I was a pharmacy technician for lots of years and worked with many good pharmacists. There always seems to be good paying jobs out there for them.

Now for yourself to have time to just play and have the freedom to make whatever your heart desires. Enjoy the process.

Muddling Through said...

You did a wonderful job on Eric's quilt! It is just beautiful (or handsome I guess would be a better word!). The quilting on it is perfection, and what sweet gifts for the girls. You are a great Mom!

And I know exactly what you mean about no obligation quilting. I'm ready for some of that, too, but I have another deadline hovering over me.

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats to Eric.........

Lori said...

Congratulations to Eric! Love the quilt with the Grey's and blacks. Very masculine.

Tazzie said...

Eric's quilt is just gorgeous, you made it up just beautifully. You must be so proud of him and all he's accomplished. Congratulations to you both.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

QuiltNut Creations said...

I love his quilt! Congrats to him!

Sue said...

Hey Melanie,
I don't know how I missed this one! I love your son's quilt! Very nice and congratulations to him for becoming a Pharmacist! Woot! Great job.


Hope you get that slow down. Looking for one as well.