We get tons of emails from our readers. Sometimes they have questions, sometimes their kind words make us blush, and sometimes they simply WOW us! This falls into the category of WOWing us!
I got this email from Jane:
I thought you might be interested in the blanket I made as a Christmas present for my eight year old granddaughter. I made it with your free appliques on fleece. It turned out beautifully, and have had rave reviews. I’m very proud of it!
I used one block for my “personal signature”. I took a piece of my daughter’s wedding dress lining material, cut it into the shape of an unrolled scroll, sewed it onto the blanket, then used a permanent marker to write a personal message, write the year, and signature from Oma & Opa.
For fun, I also put a “secret code” in the blanket from me to my granddaughter:
Cupcake = You add sweetness to my life
Stars = You brighten my life
The last row, I sewed together person/heart/person and then the scroll. The person/heart/person stood for “Oma loves Mikayla”. She seemed to enjoy the idea.
And after we asked for permission to share this on the blog, we got this response:
After all the months I worked on this blanket, I would be honored to have you share it with your readers! I’m so pleased you think it worthy. There is one hitch, though. I’d like you to tell me when you have it posted so I can see it “on the web!” and read any comments you receive. No, I don’t have a blog.
By the way, I had never appliqued or embroidered before. Nor had I ever made a quilt. This was all new to me. The computer was my teacher.
If the blanket wasn’t impressive enough, the fact that Jane has NEVER appliqued, embroidered OR made a quilt before should be sufficient incentive for any beginning crafters that are apprehensive of tackling big projects!
We are very grateful that Jane took the time to share her project. We get so many emails from people saying they love our appliques but are looking for ideas on how to use them. Well, if you are ambitious enough, here is a lovely idea. A beautiful, heirloom quilt, filled with love, and sure to be treasured by one lucky little lady for a lifetime!
If you have any comments or questions for Jane, please feel free to leave them. I’m sure she would enjoy hearing from you!