I am so excited to visit fellow bloggers from all over the world, in the course of the next week and to learn more about their quilts, their stories and their blogs. This festival of Quilts always makes me so happy to be a quilter and to be able to share our passion for quilting in this amazing way!
This spring I want to share an 'oldie but goodie' with you. I made this quilt in 2003, to mark my parents 35th wedding anniversary. My mom and dad are so proud of this quilt and only put it on their King sized bed from time to time to mark special occasions. (...or when special visitors come around and the quilt gets taken out of the cedar chest and ceremoniously displayed in conjunction with the latest pictures of their grandchildren.
I have to admit, this is still one of the best feelings in the world and it is right up there with those 10's ( A+ 's) and wonky ashtrays that were so proudly brought home as a child.
This is one of the first quilts that I ever completed. And those of you that have seen my Klosjes quilt will see a lot of similarities in design, colour and even the same border-fabric used. The centre medallion is paper pieced (I had not done this before and had no idea what I was in for!), and it was was on this quilt that I really learned to hand-Quilt.
Thank You, Mami y Papi, for always believing I could do anything I put my mind and effort to. And thank you for always encouraging and cheering me on, ( ...and giving me a stiff push, when I needed it!)
All these pictures where taken last January in Aruba, when we were visiting home for the Holidays.
And if you are interested in last year's entry, Baba's quilt, I need to confess that it is still being Quilted...