Monday, March 1, 2010

quilts for my in-laws

In 2008 within 6 months of each other, both my in-laws passed away. My MIL in May and my FIL in November. Both of them passed away at The Hospice House in Spokane. Not long after they both had passed my husband asked me to make a quilt that we could donate in memory of them. It took me over a year to finally figure out what I wanted to do. I decided I wanted to make one for each of them, with their own label honoring each of them.

This first quilt is for my FIL, Gary. I used several charm packs of the Sweetwater au.then.tic line. My husband says this is his favorite quilt I have ever made. :) I also used up some yardage of the same line to break up the rows of pinwheels. This is a close up of some of the pinwheels. Twin sized, to fit a hospital bed, it was kinda weird making these quilts....I found myself thinking about both my in-laws A LOT while sewing these and also about the patients that will use them in the future, made me kind of emotional actually, but also made me feel good that they will have a snugly quilt on them while in the care of Hospice.
This is for my MIL, Carol. I wanted to use up some of my stash so I went through it all and pulled out a lot of blues/purples and then just did strips. Kolby thinks his mom would have loved it, I hope so.

Close up of my MIL's quilt

I know once I get these back from the quilters they will look AMAZING! I am going to have personalized labels made for them to.

Totally random....picture of the kids yesterday on a "safari". (note Jack's plastic shotgun and Emily was taking pictures of the elephants)


  1. What a great thing to do for a place that is often overlooked for their service to humankind. I love the healing power of quilting!

  2. That is so, so sweet - what a gift!