Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Saddle Up Quilt is On It's Way To Nebraska

I started this quilt a few weeks ago. The pattern is called Whimsical and can be found here. And here's the link to a previous post where I talked a little about the construction of the blocks:

Saddle Up

I took this quilt in to Jackie on a Thursday evening and she called me the following Thursday morning to let me know that it was ready. She's a wonder! The last quilt I finished was the beginning of August and I am binding another right now. I asked her to just move this one up in my line of quilts to be quilted, but 3 or 4 weeks would be fine so I was surprised to hear from her so soon.

It was Saturday before I got into town to pick it up and I spent every spare minute stitching on the binding for 2 days, boxed it up and sent it on it's way with wishes and prayers that it will bring some warmth and comfort to DH's cousin as he tackles his cancer treatments. It's the only way I could think of to send love and hugs across the miles.

He and his wife both rodeoed and they raised their 3 boys on the family ranch so I hope this quilt will be a good fit. I enjoyed revisiting all the fabrics I had collected through the years and choosing the ones I wanted for this quilt:

I chose a brown Minky backing for added warmth and at 55 x 70,  I think it'll be small enough to take along to treatments and large enough to fend off the cold that often prevails in hospitals.

Jackie quilted the perfect barbed wire meander across it:

When I began this quilt a few weeks ago, I didn't know I was making it for DH's cousin, but as I made the first few blocks, the Lord put him on my heart. I love it when He does that!

Know that you are loved and prayed for, Dave.


Dorian said...

I'm sure he'll feel all your love and prayers, wrapped in this beautiful quilt Karin! Great job.

allthingzsewn said...

I don't think you could have made a better fit. Isn't it amazing how God puts things together. I'll pray for Dave and his family as well.
Hugs and Blessings.

allthingzsewn said...

Oh, I forgot this fabric choices are perfect. Love the combination of colors and piecing for this quilt.

Tired Teacher said...

Amazing job! The fabrics and pattern go well together. God's blessing to your DH's cousin as he goes through the cancer treatments.

Summer said...

Gorgeous! Nice job ♥

Janet O. said...

Sounds like this was the perfect quilt for your DH's cousin. I'll bet it will be loved and appreciated--and wonderful evidence of your prayers and concern for him.

Kevin the Quilter said...

What a great quilt to help out in one's time of need. So thoughtful of you!

Denise :) said...

What a lovely way to send hugs and prayers across the miles, knowing they'll be felt every time he wraps up in that handsome quilt! It's wonderful the way God works, isn't it?!? :)

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