September 6, 2013

Giving Thanks...

Someone went out of her way to help me the other day.  I wanted to show my appreciation by making her a gift.

A number of years ago, I made a series of small quilts which were framed and hung in my living room. These pieces have since been replaced by other framed art, but I kept the quilts just in case...now I'm very glad I did.

Cut up quilt to 3x3, add beads and charm, adhere to canvas frame.  

 Place on an easel and voila - it turned out just right!

"Omaha" texture courtesy of Nancy Claeys

16 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

How wonderful of you to make this gift for your friend and return their kindness. Happy Friday!

Lynn said...

what an original idea small quilts for framing and then a splendid gift in her recycled phase...very sweet of you.

Jeanie said...

That's absolutely lovely! You are just wonderful. Now that I'm doing better, giving back is a goal for my retirement times coming soon! It feels so good!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Gorgeous!
Hugs
SueAnn

Linda Kittmer said...

It's beautiful Pat. I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled!

Jill said...

What a great idea to cut up the old quilt! Your new piece is wonderful and I'm sure the recipient was thrilled with it.

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

How cute! I wish I had a few like this in laying around piles. I have some minis, but they are traditional.

meleah rebeccah said...

That is absolutely incredible! WOW.

Beverly said...

Pat this is so cute!! Love the idea of repurposing something special...I have several old quilts that could be remade into some cute things. Love this one all decorated and on a little stand!

Nancy said...

You are just a sweetheart to do this for your friend...and it's beautiful to boot....I have ideas stirring in my head after reading this post....

Karen said...

what a wonderful and cute idea...

stopping by from Super Sunday Sync, have a great day.

http://dinoheromommy.com/

ashok said...

cool!

mail4rosey said...

I''m guessing you've made someone very happy! It is lovely.

Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync.

jviola79 said...

Beautiful! What a truly creative idea. I am visiting from Inspire Me Monday.
Have a great Monday!
Joanne

Diane Steinbach said...

Love it!! What a great idea, and a good use of beautiful fabric. Thanks for posting, and please, check out my blogs if you get a chance...
New Follower!

Create With Joy said...

Congratulations Pat - your beautiful art is one of this week's features at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

I love your work and I appreciate you sharing your gifts with us each week!

Have a wonderful day!

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com