Monday, February 15, 2010

Second Chance NC State Quilt

My handmade Valentine's gift for my hubby, including his favorite candy: Caramel Cremes.

This quilt has been hanging around in my sewing room for 2 or 3 years and I have finally finished it! It originally was planned to be a queen size quilt for my stepson. The quilt never quite looked like I wanted it to and then my stepson ended up going to a different college. So about a month ago I decided to finish it as a "throw size" quilt for my hubby for Valentine's Day.

I wanted it to be a surprise. Do you know how hard it is to make a quilt in the same house with someone without them knowing it? Also, I have a very good husband who is almost always home. I worked on this quilt only when he was out of the house and I was home alone. I didn't quite finish the handwork on the binding on the back of the quilt in time, but finished that last night. I think it turned out well and the free motion machine quilting looks nice.

This quilt will be around a lot longer than any store bought Valentine goody I could have purchased. Don't you just love handmade gifts? I do. One of my most treasured possessions is the purple scarf my daughter crocheted for me last year for my birthday. It was the first thing she made and it was for me. That is priceless!


Janet, said...

I like that and I bet your husband does, too. I made a small throw for my husband for Valentine's Day a few years back. I ironed on pictures of him when he was in the Navy and I sewed on his stripes in one of the squares. He was surprised and liked it. But it was hard to do it without him knowing about it.

michael said...

I do love handmade gifts, but I'm usually the one making them, LOL! I bet your husband loved the quilt. It looks great!

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

I love the quilt. Your fabric choices were perfect. What a thougtful gift!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful gift, Debbie. Of course, I love it. By the way, I do understand about making handmade gifts for the Love with whom you live. It is tough, but worth the effort.

You are truly dedicated to your many crafts!


Donna said...

Love, Love the quilt. It is so nice. I really like the black backing. Great job. ;-)

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Debbie,
Yes I do love handmade gifts, the value is priceless. Your quilt is beautiful, and I know a die hard State fan my BIL who would love it. lol.
Thank you for visiting an for telling of your first and second date. I have so enjoyed reading about how everyones first date was. It seems most of us loved the movies.
Is it wet out your way?Enjoy your week,

Anonymous said...

It came out beautiful! I bet your dh loves it. I would agree that those are the best kind of gifts. Lyn

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
I love handmade gifts too. As always you did a wonderful job.

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