Please explain to me how my kids friends are old enough to not only be married but starting families of their own! This is both shocking, after all how can I possibly be that old???? And wonderful to see these young couples devoting their lives to each other as they serve the Lord and set out to raise up the next generation. There are few couples who so purposefully strive for the Lord's will in every area of their lives as much as Brandon and Julianne. And we are so incredibly excited to be eagerly waiting for the arrival of their first son. Some time ago, when I was making Addison's quilt, I promised Julianne she would have one for her first baby. So it was with great joy I set out to make this pennant quilt.
My inspiration for this piece came from a quilt given to me some 25 years ago now by a dear lady I used to visit in a local nursing home. She had lost so much of her vision she could not see to thread her needles but she still quilted completely by feeling the fabric! She gifted me with one of her first quilts sewn in red and yellow fabrics. It is now well over a hundred years old. Mostly we use it to drape over a rocking chair, because we are all afraid of being the one to spill our coffee on it. But every year at Christmas we use it as the skirt around our Christmas tree. This was not only my first quilt, but it was this lovely woman and her gift which caused me to love quilting. I chose reds and yellows to tie some of those themes into this special quilt.
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