Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"A Labour of Love".....is complete...

I'm excited the quilt I made for Geoff and Kiley for Christmas...is finished. They didn't know I was making it for them as I posted before. The quilt was born from a telephone conversation Geoff and I had about a month before Christmas.

Geoff asked if one day I would make one for them and could it include things about them....things they liked and he gave me examples.... Although I had doubts because I'm not a "quilter" as such I was able to come up with some of their loves...

This block represents their love for each other. The black buttoned fabric around their heart is an older police officer shirt of Geoffs. Both Geoff and Kiley are police officers. They met when Geoff was training her a few years ago....

love for Geoff's daughter Madeline..... "M"...


love for Kiley's son Austin.... "A"

Canada...the red maple leaves amongst other trees we have and love...


Finland - our heritage with the word "SISU" which means the determination, strength, perseverence of the Finnish people

an embroidered Irish symbol for Ireland - Kiley's heritage....

this looks like the home they just purchases this fall together...


their "dear" pet trantulas....


camping....bonfires...the outdoors...

this picture to remember their dear Ronin who had to leave their love after just a short time this fall....this spring they plan on adding another doberman puppy to their family....

I made other quilt blocks in the colours they have in their home and sewing it altogether I've called it....

"A Labour of Your Loves"....

This was a true labour of love from me to them....Lots of work and worth every stitch...

I hope this day is worth every moment for you... Judi xoxo..

8 comments:

Marilyn said...

It is beautiful Judi! A true labor or love. They will cherish it.

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh, Judi... GORGEOUS! I love the special blocks for various memories! You did an AWESOME job! Thanks for sharing it with me! I know that they will treasure it FOREVER!

Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Libby said...

It is beautiful!! Such a sweet precious gift from you to them! You should be very proud!

Amelia said...

Judi,

This quilt is a story book in quilt fashion. I am sure they love it and they can tell how much love went into the creation.

Have a great day!

bj said...

O, Judi...this is such a precious quilt. Not only meaningful but very beautiful. You did GOOD, girlfriend.
xoxo bj

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a beautiful quilt, a keepsake forever!
I love the colors you chose.
HAGD,
Cindy

Designs on 47th Street said...

What a GIFT indeed! This is so pretty and will be a lifelong keepsake. I am super impressed!

Donna

Julie said...

Oh, Judy...how wonderful! It turned out just perfectly with all of the special peices all sewn together! And you are not a quilter??? Ha!!! :)
xoxo- Julie