Tuesday, April 15, 2008

WIP Wednesday: The Boy Scout Quilt....Delivered!

Two years is way too long for someone special to receive a quilt! But when you have more ambition than ability at the time, it's totally understandable.

I started this quilt as a thank you to a special scout leader named Chip. He had a great influence on the boys in our pack and now in the troop. What I admired about him was his willingness to give of himself, a trait that is lacking for allot of us in this day and time. And he made time for my kid, the Rock Star. The Rock Star got interested in guitar because of this man.


He's like that with other kids as well, and makes time for his family, too. For those of you who have read about my adventures with Jane, he's her other half.

Here's the label that Debra made. Isn't it grand? Go and see her for your label needs, too!


He looks happy and he was over the moon about it. Chip even took it to his special music room to see where he'd like to hang it.

Words really can't express everything I learned while doing this quilt. Just a few things, machine applique, machine quilting, using a quilt pounce, binding, measuring, and figuring out my creative style. I think I was more blessed by doing this quilt than any so far. I'm just tickled it's going to such a special man!

14 comments:

Deborah said...

ABsolutely super fantastic. What a terrific gift.

Danielle said...

Coming from someone who also knows Chip, he is very deserving of this quilt. I know that he'll treasure it always.

Deb Sews Quilts said...

This quilt is beautiful. What a wonderful gift for someone that has been special in your family's life.

Debra said...

Your quilt turned out great, Beth! Thank you for taking the time to thank someone like Chip--everyone deserves to be recognized. Scouting is so important.

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

thats awesome, and really nice. plus its always a bonus when the person you make a quilt for actually appreciates it. and i'm loving those star blocks in the post below, very colorful - but i'm sure i mentioned that before.

Deb Geyer said...

Awesome! Way to go Beth!

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laura

Shelina said...

It is a great quilt, with a wonderful label. Congratulations!

Deb (vtquilter) said...

What a great gift! I am sure he loves it and will remember your boys forever!

Angela said...

Great job!! I love your work. Hey it's better late than never :-).
Have a wonderful day!!!

Valerie said...

WOW! Looks great!!

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Samantha said...

HOORAY! He must have been so thrilled, and what a feeling to give such an amazing gift. You were working on this one when I "met" you!

emi said...

Your quilt is fabulous! I think it's a wonderful tribute. I know how many hundreds of hours my husband puts in to the troop and the thousands of hours we've both put in since Tigers! Well done.

emi