Friday, October 30, 2009

susan's zig zag

                  

       remember this special project?     well it turned into this:



i apologize again for the awful pictures. my phone is my only working camera as of now.
this quilt was made with so much love.
it is the first quilt that i have made all by myself from start to finish.
it measures 50x60" and was quilted on my sewing machine.
i have to admit that i was disappointed in this technique since all my other quilts have been professionally quilted on a long arm, but it was fun to try.
maybe when i get better at it.

my other confession is that i hate the binding! i wanted to bring in a different color and it had a zig-zag pattern so i thought it would go, but now i think a different fabric would have been better.
you really can't see it in these pictures, but it is green.




i do however love the backing.
leftover yellow fabrics were paired with robert kaufman kona cotton in white.


although it was satisfying to make this quilt from start to finish, there are so many mistakes!
i had a hard time shipping it to it's recipient as i felt it so not good enough for her.



so who is this her that i am referring to?
my amazing seminary teacher from highschool, sister locken.
let me tell you a little bit about her:




sister locken is one of those rare people that you come across in life that you feel blessed just to know.
i have a list of 4 or 5 of these people that is titled "saints"
(more to come on that list in a different post)
she is kind, tender, funny, BEAUTIFUL, spiritual, and would do
 anything for anybody without hesitation.

i was such a punk in seminary and doing bad things in my life and she didn't have an ounce of judgement in her body all the while pushing me through to graduate.
she really left a lasting impression on me and my older sister.


so not only is this woman gorgeous, 
but she has beautiful and talented 
daughters as well.
i follow gena and tonya 's blogs.

a couple weeks ago, tonya wrote a beautiful post  about
 her mother and her diagnosis of breast cancer.
i cried.


a lot.



so what do you do for someone you love who is suffering?
quilt i say!
so quilt i did.
quilted with love.






i pray for this strong, selfless, righteous, amazing woman and her family.
and only hope that my small gift may warm her up on the cold days ahead...
i love you sister locken.






images via tonya's blog


8 comments:

Kaitlyn said...

You are so thoughtful Shay! I love the quilt, and I'm sure that Sis. Locken will love it too, especially when received during such a challenging time in her life.

Noel said...

The quilt is beautiful and so is that post. I love Sis. Locken too! I need her address!

Gena Susan said...

You are so sweet! i love this post & ...I saw the quilt...it's gorgeous! Way to go, Shay!

Sue said...

Shalynn,
(Gena just showed me how to find your blog)
Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness!!!!! What a complete surprise. Yesterday a package came to me, a package that caught me completely off guard. I cried when it came; I cried even more after I opened it. You completely humble me; you are an angel! I am overwhelmed with indescribable joy. Thank you with all my heart. God bless you for your kindness and for the great sacrifice of your time as a busy mother.
Love, Sis Locken
(I will send photos of me & my heavenly quilt)

Christina said...

You just gave me goosebumps :)

The Bradley's said...

That is so beautiful and sweet that you are giving it to someone whom you love and will feel that through this beautiful gift.

Tara said...

Shay,
You are amazing!! I love you and your awesome spirit. i am blessed to call you my friend.
xoxox

Variable said...

That quilt is so gorgeous, and you are such a sweetheart, this post warmed my heart.