Quilts

The Yellow Poppy Quilt inspired by The Midnight Mystery Quilt 2015

The The Big Reveal

Finally, I have finished a quilt, I have worked long hours on, and stitched in thoughts of love, healing and good health. This quilt design was created by Cheryl@ Meadow Mist Designs. It began last summer, and was called The Midnight Mystery Quilt, and was a QAL. 


For those of you who have heard this story – skip this paragraph. For those of you who haven’t, here’s the story.  


When I began this quilt, it had no particular home and I just picked fabrics I liked, that worked together. A few months ago, a very special friend developed cancer. We went to sleep-a-way camp together as tweens and young teens. Every summer we had the best time, EVER!! When I heard this upsetting news, I decided it would go to her, to keep her warm through her treatments.
 
Another quilter I know blesses quilts, knitted and crocheted blankets, and shawls. The blessing and tradition of the gift of “The Prayer Shawl,” is that you give it to someone after a sad or happy event has happened in their life. You don’t have to pray with the shawl on, and there is no religious symbolism related to it.
 
Next weekend I am going to see my friend and give this to her. 




Before I thought of giving it to her, I chose all the fabrics. Coincidentally, these are her colors. The back, which is fabric with text on it, is perfect too because she loves to read and is a “word” person. The binding came from my stash and the flowers are morning glories. This quilt was meant for her, and I hope and pray it will help heal her, and get her through this difficult time.



 
It always amazes me, when things like this come together for a positive and uplifting reason.  This is what makes the special mysteries of life so special.  I am happy and grateful I could make this project, and give it as a gift to such a special friend. 

Linking up with MCM (Main Crush Monday), sponsored by Beth@Cookingupquilts.com

More this week, so stay tuned!!  Happy Quilting!!

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7 Comments

  • Reply Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl April 18, 2016 at 2:43 am

    I hope you have a lovely trip to see your friend and gift the quilt.

  • Reply Iris April 18, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I can't think of a more meaningful quilt. They can't all be like that, but it is nice once Ina while to rise to the occasion. I wish your friend all the best.

  • Reply scottylover April 19, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Oh, Anne, it turned out lovely! The quilting design on it give the quilt so much movement. I am sure your friend will treasure it so much!
    Sandy A

  • Reply Kate April 19, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Your Midnight Mystery quilt turned out beautifully! Hope your friend responds well to chemo.

  • Reply Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts April 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    A beautiful quilt from a beautiful woman for a beautiful cause. I hope your quilt helps your friend and wish her well. The colors you chose work so well together, and I love that you can connect all the fabrics to your friend in some way. Thanks so much for sharing this on MCM.

  • Reply Cheryl April 30, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Beautiful finish! I love your mystery quilt!

  • Reply Joanie's Trendy Quilts April 30, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    What a sweet quilt! Love the fabric and colors! I am sure your friend will treasure it and will warm her heart during a very difficult time

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