Monday, December 22, 2008


I finished piecing and quilting Hug Quilt #2 and we delivered it this evening. This quilt was given to our friends not because they suffered a loss in their lives but because they've been incredible friends to my husband, Ron and I. They are very special friends and we decided that a quilt would show them how much we appreciate their friendship. They were thrilled with this quilt and it was fun to watch her sitting in the chair "hugging" the quilt with a huge smile on her face. No one has ever made a quilt especially for them! I opted not bog myself down with the binding so I'll get all the quilts back next week to attach labels and binding.

This pattern is called Boxed Squares and is on Mary's website. Thank you so much, Mary for sharing this pattern. I like it so much I'm planning to make one for me! :-)

I've challenged myself to make all four comfort/hug quilts from my stash. This quilt was made using a Shangri-La jelly roll and Vienna Nights scraps I had from a quilt I made a couple of years ago.

If you're living in an area that's been hit hard by snow please stay warm and safe. Perfect time to spend time with your needle and thread. :-)

Thank you for stopping by - I do appreciate that you do. Come back soon to see quilts #3 and #4.

In Friendship!


Carol said...

It's WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! Lots of hugs in there! Looking forward to seeing #3 and #4.

Stephanie said...

Your hug quilts will get lots of love from their now owners. I can't wait to see the others.

Stina said... is wonder they were so happy... A big hug to you for making it for them!!
Merry Christmas to you!!

Judy said...

Good job Darlene, you know I have started sewing my bindings down by machine, especially on the smaller wall quilts. If you are careful you can't tell at all.

Anonymous said...

Wow - that's a beautiful quilt! They must have been stunned.

The hug quilts are a lovely idea.

Carrie P. said...

The quilt is beautiful dn such a nice gift. Looking forward to seeing the others. It is neat that you used your stash too.
Merrry Christmas.

Wendy said...

The quilt is wonderful and sent with big hugs to even more wonderful friends. You are the sweetest.
We've had over a foot of snow and more to come and the next few days will be very relaxing for me.

Quilt Nut said...


Merry Christmas!

Nan said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilt!! I love the pattern - thank you for the link. I can't wait to see the other two quilts! More Hugs await us!

Ruth Ann said...

Darlene, I love your hugs quilts for all your friends. What a special person you are! My favorites are the simple line ones and I really do like the Cake Walk you did with Kansas Troubles. I have searched everywhere for the pattern but can not seem to find one. Can you tell me where to buy it? Thanks and have a wonderful new year.

Ruth Ann

Mary said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the fabrics you used. What a wonderful gift.

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