Sunday, July 12, 2015

A birthday Quilt

 For awhile now now I have been secretly working on a quilt for my husband's birthday and yesterday we gave it to him.  I have shared some photos of this quilt before and I have to say I love the way it turned out.
 Sometimes I would have part of it layed on the floor in my sewing room and Paul would walk in to talk to me so I had to act all casual and try not draw any attention to the sewing. It was so hard but I did it. Luckily Paul went away for a few days so that gave me a chance to get the binding sewn on and make some labels. ( Just realised I forgot to take a photo of the labels) I got the boys to  write him a message. I'll share them next time.
 Here  it is in all its Glory. I have called this quilt "I LOVE AMERICA" It has a few fabrics I bought when we were there in 2013 and I like my quilts to have a bit of a story,  it kind of makes them more special don't you think.
 I have had many people ask me about the pattern for this quilt so I decided to write one up  for those who would like to make this quilt for themselves,
Its $10 plus postage or I can email it to you in a PDF version as of tomorrow. Please email me if you are interested in this pattern or leave a comment and I can contact you.
 A proud moment for me during the week, my son officially joined the Army Reserve, here  he is in Hobart receiving his enlistment certificate.
I really hope he enjoys this experience and who knows it may lead to something more permanent in the future.


Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you find some sewing time. I'm heading to my sewing room right now.

15 comments:

Cynthia said...

I love the quilt Leanne! I would like to buy it through PDF! I also love how Paul walked into your sewing room and you had to act all casual!!! ha ha! That's happened to me before with my husband :) What size is the quit?

Jeanette said...

Beautiful quilt Leanne. Hugs,xx

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

The quilt is lovely. Your label sound lovely. Love stories that go with quilts.

Susie said...

you should be proud all round. The quilt looks fantastic, and must be very proud to watch your son embark on a new career. My hubby was in the air force for 13 years and most of his mates are still in it. The armed forces is a fantastic career choice in my eyes. Opens up many doors even when you leave.

Susan said...

Love your quilt, great use of fabrics. I'm sure your husband will love it. Congratulations to your son.

Cath said...

Really lovely Leanne. The Stars and Stripes flag lends itself so well to quilting.

Oddbjørg said...

What a lovely quilt you have made!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Leanne! You did such a fabulous job with your quilt for Paul and I am sure he loved it! Congratulations to your son too.... how exciting for him! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! :) x

Patchwork and Play said...

Great finish Leanne! Happy to hear that the American quilt was so well received!

sunny said...

What a great quilt! You've done a beautiful job.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is great, Leanne. Congratulations to your son. You must be so proud of him.

Darlene said...

First I want to congratulate your son on his wonderful new journey.

I'm very interested in purchasing your new pattern. I'd be happy to receive a pdf via e-mail.

Let me know how to pay you.

WATTLE GIRL said...

Hi Leanne I miss you , OH!!! Jenni here can I get a copy of your PDF quilt my hubbie would love that if I made him one . So hard to make for . I did one of a Ford fabric I found which he loves. jenikift@hotmail.com please email me . don't have you email addie Jenni

a good yarn said...

That's a fantastic quilt! What a super present for your DH - especially as it's your own design. That young lad has grown up so fast. I'm sure his time in the reserve will be most valuable.

Anthea said...

Great pics Leanne... very stylish! And of course the quilt is amazing, well done you're so clever with every aspect!
Was it a 'special' birthday for Paul?

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