The Joy of Holiday Giving

Don’t you love it when a plan works out.  I do.  Beloved and I have two nieces that are now attending college.  Natalie is and always has been interested in horses and Anna is incredibly talented in the water.  It just worked out that I had something special to create for each of them that reflected both their interests and mine.

Several years I had purchased a kit for a wall hanging that used a Laurel Burch bright horses panel.  For an assortment of reasons, I never got around to putting the kit together.  This would be the year.  It was pretty straight forward, and went together nicely.  I sent it up to Terry Burris and she did a phenomenal job quilting it, using the designs of the horses in the cornerstones of the piece.  I was thrilled.  Upon seeing it completed I knew this would be the perfect gift for Natalie.


Quilting detail


I knew I had seen a Laurel Burch mermaid, but they were pretty scarce.  When I found one, I had to let it sit for a while before I could figure out exactly what I was going to do with it, as it did not come as a kit.  Eventually I started making foundation pieced fish and stars.


Then I worked on placement so the piece wouldn’t end up too large.


And when it all came together, I sent it to Terry Burris Quilting to work her magic and bring it to life.


It made me smile to see this complete, as when left to my own creativity, I did alright!

I was rather pleased with the way each of the projects turned out.  Best thing of all, is I believe Natalie and Anna were both delighted with their gifts.  They truly seemed happy with them, which of course thrilled me to pieces.

Merry Christmas all.


About divadiversion

Creative procrastinator. Cock eyed optimist. Family historian - with the story being the important part. Quilt coach, lecturer and creator. Scrapbooker, card maker. Modern vintage. Wine lover. Explore new places, let's travel - let's go!
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