7/17/07

And she became a little sad that it was over.





Jessica's quilt is finally finished. BIG THANKS to my mother who watched Sebastian all afternoon yesterday while I sewed the three layers together! Its such a good feeling to know that I made this with my little blingy machine and that I can do another one for myself someday! These fabrics are so beautiful together and with the chenille backing and coordinating binding, its truly a special piece. Jessica, you're going to stay toasty warm this winter!
Thank you for the comments along the way. I enjoyed this big project and especially enjoyed meeting someone online that turned out to be someone I would have gotten along with really well if we had gone to college together.

We're flying away tomorrow at noon for three weeks of family get togethers in the Midwest. The machine stays here. I've been thinking of projects I could bring with me to work on while S naps in MO and OK but I know I'm kidding myself. I think it'll be a sweet time to let the crafting rest and give some time to the people I don't see often enough. I'll still be connected to the internet so I'm not disappearing, just relocating for awhile. Sebastian gets to see Brett's family for the first time since October '06 and I think we'll get a fun visit from high school friends and Elsie and Emma!

So, here's to safe travels and smooth transitions. If you're the praying kind, I'd love to be on your list tomorrow.

33 comments:

jessica said...

I'm in LOVE with this quilt! Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a fun process this was that all began with that cute little pillow cover. Thank you for all your hard work and time away from family to do this. Thank you for your ideas and patience and endless inspiration. I will keep this ALWAYS and hopefully one day pass it on to a daughter. I am so excited that my quilt was made by such a neat person who I got to know along the way. If we're ever in the same city we need to have coffee together. Rachel, YOU ROCK! I will anxiously be awaiting this and praying along the way.
Jess

Vee said...

jessica's quilt is gorgeous
safe travels and be blessed :)

Natalie said...

That quilt is gorgeous! Stunning in fact! Have a wonderful time with the fam and safe travels.

Charin said...

*Love* the quilt! So very pretty! :) I will definitely say a prayer for a safe journey for you guys, and I wish you could travel 2 hours south of Elsie and Emma so we could hang out! ha ha
Hugs!
Charin

The Kelley Family said...

I just made that same quilt. I used just Amy Butler fabric though. Very cute. I have no idea what I am going to do with mine. It was fun for my first big quilt :)

Tina said...

fab quilt! turned out beautifully!

have a fun & safe trip...prayers will be sent ;)

Rachelle said...

the quilt is AMAZING. thanks for the inspiration. have fun on your trip and we'll get together when you get back :) prayers.

Cara said...

admiring your quilty handiwork

praying for your travels & good conversations along the way.

take good care.

Alison said...

oh it's gorgeous!

Nicole said...

The quilt turned out so beautifully!!! Wow :) You should be so proud of your efforts. It's amazing how craft connects people.

Safe travels, have fun, and most of all, RELAX!!!! You family trip is for recharging and reconnecting. Take the time to do it - it's pretty obvious that your friends and family misses having you around. Ya'll will be in my thoughts :) xo

Marie said...

Ohhh my that is prettyful!! I love the chennille i dont think i spelled that right..hehe but those fabrics are luscious! Wonderfully wonderful rachel!

Caleen said...

Rachel, the quilt is soooooo
beautiful... You did an amazing
job. I know that took a lot of
work but, Jessica will enjoy it.
I also love all your scrapbook
work and kits.. You have an amazing
talent. Have a safe trip. I'll say
a prayer for you all. Have fun and
enjoy... I appreciate your inspiration. God bless.
caleen

Mandy said...

Have a safe and fun trip!! The quilt is so beautiful! :)

Joy Madison said...

this is so so gorgeous! I love the colors and variety of patterns!!! I'll be praying for you as you travel!!

Yummers! said...

Your quilt is absolutely lovely. The colors are so beautiful. I made my oldest daughter a quilt when she was little of fabric from her favorite clothes. She still has it. I also made the girls comforters when they were in elementary school, to match their rooms. They have been cleaned and are stored for now. Someday they'll appear again. Fond memories!
Joni

Kinsey said...

I am *totally* speechless! It is absolutely amazing girl...I am usually *so* not into quilting or quilts for that matter but seriously- I have been converted! Really, really, *really* great work! HUGE props and major envy of your super-human talent :)

Oh yah, definitely got ya in my thoughts...good travels, good behavior from the kiddos, and good times to you!

Kinsey

Lisa Leonard said...

beautiful!

Michelle said...

That is a beautiful quilt. I love how your eyes can't stop jumping around to look at all of the different fabrics.

Hope you have a safe trip!

Heidi Joe said...

That quilt is so beautiful... I'm so inspired! My mom is giving me a really cool sewing machine that she bought the year I was born... so I'm determined to make something cool using it, and you've totally turned on the inspiration for me!

Praying for safe travels for ya... you are headed to my neck of the woods!

Christina C. said...

Congratulations on finishing the quilt. It truly is lovely.

Safe wishes and thoughts on your travels.

Cara said...

oh, i have to come back for another round of comments . . . this is just SO beautiful!
i need to share some pics of the amazing quilt (log cabin) that my grandmother made for me with lots of felt-like cotton plaids . . . it is such a keepsake.
so proud of you for finishing this!

ashlee said...

beautiful job on the quilt!

Tamara Nicole said...

The quilt is beautiful, love the colors!

shelly b said...

That quilt is just so beautiful..I am seriously amazed! Love it! And have a fun and safe trip!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

that is just gorgeous!!!

Cat said...

What a beautiful creation! It sounds like you enjoyed making it as well as having a awesome product as the outcome.
love-cat

melissa said...

wow that is one gorgeous quilt!!

have a safe and fun trip

littlemissmeshell said...

Oh my goodness, LOVELY! Amazing! Wheee...can't stop staring, hehe =)

Great job.

tams said...

LOVE IT!
Thank you so much for posting a note on my blog because now I found YOU! Your stuff is deliciously fabulous, I will be checking in frequently. Inspiring me to sew sew sew! The quilt is gorgeous :)

Cara said...

hey hey!
hope you are having a great trip!
safe travels.

Charin said...

Rachel you're tagged! :) :)
Check out my blog.

BonnieRose said...

Prayers up for you.. have a wonderful time of rest and rejuvenation with family!

Rachael said...

i love that quilt!!! i have most of those fabrics-but i have had no clue as how to use them! right now i'm using one to make a headband. but your quilt is like crazy amazing i love it!