Friday, 20 September 2013

Au revoir, ma petite quilt :)

Just to recap (full story on this post), I have made this lapquilt for my French 'pen pal' Lydia whom I met in a French hospital in 2011 when I broke my ankle skiing (ouch!) and she had broken her femur (double ouch!!) We hit it off immediately, even though she didn't speak a word of English and I had only learnt French up until I left school in 1986! It helped that through the pain and with little sleep, we both loved to chat :)

Lydia is a much better letter writer than I - I owe her like 3 letters ... so this is my penance / her reward. With tomorrow's letter, I will be sending her a little 'material hug from Jennifer' lap quilt. She is a very religious lady so I know she will forgive me.

In time honoured tradition, here's how it all started just over 2 weeks ago:



DH held the finished quilt up for photographs for me in the garden this evening:



Oh, do you see what I see? Look to the left:



A close up:



Look at me, let Mummy take your picture, Nell:



Nell, Nell, here my darling ... Harumph!



Oh well, she'll love me one day - returning to the quilt! The back:



And the label (it translates - 'our wonderful friendship, for Lydia, my spiritual Mother, with love and kisses:



Bon voyage! 

Linking up to Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts and with Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict:

17 comments:

  1. What a pretty finish! BTW....my pants bag is packed and ready to start on another adventure next week.

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  2. C'est une belle couette. I think that say's it's a beautiful quilt.
    I'm sure your friend will love it.

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  3. This really is such a beautiful quilt. She will love it, I'm sure

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  4. Beautiful! It turned out fantastic.

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  5. It's a beautiful quilt, Jennifer, both front and back. I especially like the fabrics you chose. They work together so well!

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  6. That green is perfect for the sashing and borders. It looks fantastic, a very sweet quilt. It has just reminded me that I made some squares within squares with some jelly roll strips that I had. I wonder where I put them? ....

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  7. Very pretty colour palette . Great gift

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  8. Lovely quilt Jen with such beautiful colours! I'm sure that Lydia will treasure it. Funny how there was no way Nell was going to let you get a picture of her when she was the focus. :)

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  9. Ah, lovely stuff! You're so good doing labels, I still haven't done any... Hope Lydia loves it.

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  10. It's turned out great! She will love it :-)

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  11. That is a delightful quilt and such a lovely gesture, I am sure she will adore it! And those cats, they just don't like to miss out on the action!

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  12. A beautiful gift. She will love it. Look at that wonderful quilting. Such goodness.
    Silly, Nell doesn't like all that attention...

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  13. What a wonderful post and a wonderful quilt :-) You have such a special friendship with her, how lovely, and I just adore the words on the label. Why do things always sound so much more romantic/sentimental in French??! She's one lucky lady to have found such a wonderful friend.

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  14. Stunningly simple and beautiful.

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  15. Thank you, Kay, that's a lovely comment :)

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  16. Gorgeous quilt......tellement jolie. Your friend is going to love it!

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