Thursday, December 21, 2006

Chrystal's birthday

Today is Chrystal's birthday. I know she hates having her special day so close to Christmas. We had dinner with them tonight & Chrystal's mom & brother stopped by for cake & ice cream.

This is what I made for her birthday.

I actually finished this a month or so ago and, of course, couldn't post it because it would ruin the surprise. I used an Eileen Sullivan paper piecing pattern. It's actually supposed to be a rectangle, but I tried something different for the borders. The first attempt border design was a failure, but I think the final result turned out okay.

I started this at our state guild retreat in October and it was strange to me the number of people who seemed surprised that I was making something for my daughter in law. More than one person said 'you must really like her.' I guess not everyone likes their in-laws.

Happy Birthday Chrystal!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful wall hanging! That had to make her birthday very special this year!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful piece and the borders are perfect!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful. You did a lovely job on it.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the borders.

suzanne said...

What a beautiful piece. I love what you did with the borders -- it's perfect!