Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Yvonne


This is the birthday quilt I made for my sister Yvonne. Her birthday was on July 18th but I did not want to post the picture until after I gave her the quilt on August 19th. I was not sure if she would read my blog and I did not want her to see the quilt before her party.

Her children gave her and her husband a birthday party on August 19th to celebrate their half centry birthdays. The gifts were to have something to do with 100 but I did only 50 candles on the quilt, so I figure the other 50 could be represented by the miles we traveled to get there from our property in the Yaak. It is a bit of a stretch but it works for me.

It was hard for me not to post this picture until now, I really like the way it came out. I used Tonya's letter technique, made birthday candles, and used free embroidery downloads from the internet. Yvonne seemed to like the quilt. Happy Birthday Yvonne. (The back on the quilt is the same celebrate fabric I used on the borders.)

7 comments:

Hanne said...

What a wonderful gift !
You seems to have taken to the letter sewing like fish to water - these are superb :-)

sharon b said...

This is a wonderful quilt and idea. I may translate it into 60 candles.. Beautiful work..

Linda_J said...

What a wonderful gift, Dot!

computerpeach said...

Great gift and great idea to celebrate such a milestone.

Patti said...

A perfect birthday gift!

Sweet P said...

Your birthday quilt is gorgeous and so creative!

It sounds like you had a wonderful time in Montana! I bet it was hard to come home.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Thank you for visiting my Blog - yours is on my Bloglines to visit when you have new posts.

Love the birthday quilt and what a wonderful creative gift for your sister.