dinsdag 26 april 2011

belated and beforehand

Today I recieved a belated birthday present
from our daughter
(...another one )
Because of the "special number" birthday !

You can count the little squares
but I can tell you : there are a hundred,
65 are the normal bright fabric and 35 are still "veiled"
(that's our way of telling : hope you live to be a hundred)
There are some luck charms and bells at the bottom

The squares are 2 x 2 cm,
with white beads sewn to the background
(and most of the tiny pieces of fabric are "known" to me)
This is the second special quilt she made for me,
lucky me !

Jude will start another "Whispering" in May.
Beforehand I started with a star ...
... to get in the right mood probably

(there's a friend who will recognize some of the pieces :
I just asked her for old scraps
and she brought a bag full with her)

11 opmerkingen:

  1. just love that birthday present. what a great idea. i also like how you made the star from a nine patch and 4 triangles. i'll have to try that.

  2. What a great idea for a birthday gift! So glad you shared this. I just received an invite today to a friend's sixtieth - I might try this out for a gift too. I like your very interesting star as well. Gilly

  3. The birthday rainbow wish makes me smile!

  4. Els a belated happy birthday to you, what a beautiful gift from your daugther, love the idea behind the gift.

  5. Oooh Els what a lovely, lovely Birthday present from a lovely, lovely daughter! And your star is marvelous.

  6. WAt een prachtig cadeau van jouw dochter!

  7. This little wall hanging is SO lovely - what a sweet thought and wonderful idea! Here we say: till 120!
    I wandered around a little bit at your blog (found it through Eva) and I like it!
    Looking forward to see a photo of the new quilt!

    Oh and by the way: I love that green dress!!! :-)

  8. What a wonderful birthday gift from your daughter. I love the idea of the 100 squares and the sentiment behind it ....lovely idea for those special birthdays.
    Your latest star is lovely ....always such lovely, lovely work.

    Jacky xox

  9. Belated b-day wishes! What a nice way for your daughter to commemorate your special day. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the butterfly piece in your most recent post. And a delayed Thank You for being my first (and only) follower on my blog ... which is still sadly languishing.