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Sep 21, 2008

The Pastor's Wife

Our pastor's wife is a very sweet and gentle person. She is genuine and kind to a fault. This past February, I arrived at church fresh from a retreat. After the service, I showed off some of my projects. Marcia was marveling at that all the blocks and colors and happened to think out loud that she would love to have a quilt made by me. It took only moments before I had her naming the colors she wanted in her quilt. Being from Jamaica, she named red, green and yellow....solids no doubt. I was stunned for a moment then asked what other color could she live with in her quilt. She named black...another solid. If you are wondering why I keep saying "solids" it's because I don't do solids.....ever!!!!!! But for her, I'd have to try.......I shopped around for many months, avoiding the issue but finally I purchased the fabrics. Now for the design.....Oh boy! Was I to procrastinate another few months? Nope, thank goodness! I'd recently made a "Disappearing 9-patch...so....perfect!........BUT......I just couldn't leave it at solid colors.....sorry.........the above picture is the results of my efforts. It measures roughly 68" X 76".......My mom and I are going to have it quilted and give it to her very soon. Please tell me what you think......be honest.......really! LOL

20 comments:

Paula said...

Honestly, I really like it! I think it fits her wishes and I know she'll love it, because it was made by a friend. Can't wait to see the quilting.

Heidi said...

It's so alive! I agree with Paula that it has the elements she wished for. How lucky she has a friend like you!

Andrea said...

I'm sure she'll love it ! It's very colourful and unusual and it certainly ticks all your friends boxes. Like you I don't use solids and although these are not my colours the more I look at it the more it grows on me - lol ! Good job well done Rhonda x

The Quilting Pirate said...

If she doesn't like it, I'll take it :) It turned out wonderfully. It's bright, crisp and very eye pleasing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think it's striking! The colors are bold enough to stand out but blend so well with each other that it's not chaotic. When it's quilted it's going to be gorgeous. :) blessings, marlene

tipper said...

I think it is amazing-the pattern is just mesmerizing. Your blog is very neat-and from the photos you are a fantastic quilter! Love "Howdy Yall" in your sidebar-just so cute.

G'G'ma said...

I love the quilt!! Using the black really does something to the
Disappearing 9-patch pattern. I'm sure your friend will love it.

MOLLY said...

--------SHE DID IT AGAIN!! GREAT JOB, MY FRIEND!! AND LOOK AT ALL THE LOYAL FANS YOU HAVE----

Kathy said...

Rhonda, I LOVE it. I know you anquished over this quilt, but girlfriend, it is WONDERFUL!!! She is going to be very pleased

Another great job by Rhonda!

Molly said...

I love this quilt--these are colors I would choose for myself and I really like the Disappearing 9-patch. You did a wonderful job and I agree with Heidi--how lucky she is to have you for a friend! I love your blog-I found it by way of Brenda at The Quilt Journey.

mjnauert said...

Rhonda,
You are blessed. I am sure that this design and color placement makes her think of home right away. I like that you use more tone-on-tones. I think the solids may have been too contrasting. This looks soft and welcoming. We all know what a loving ang giving heart you are.
Monica

Carol in Sweden said...

I liked it the moment it popped up on to the top of your blog! I thought...oh Rhonda's changed her blog decor, and I love it! ....and now you show us a WHOLE QUILT like that! I think it is stunning! It clearly says JAMAICA HAPPY AND DON'T WORRY all over it!

Can I tell you MY favorite colors next?? just kidding!

Rhonda said...

To all my blogger friends who choose the no-reply and the ones who I try to respond to by "E"........thank you for always leaving your kind comments, tip and laughter. You all have made my life brighter.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Oh my, it really does evoke Jamaica! Love it! She will be absolutely thrilled!

Gina said...

I love it. I use a lot of marbles and tone on tones in my quilts. I prefer them to solids and patterned.

Love and hugs gina xxx

Sande said...

Being honest - it's very striking. She will love it - and especially because you thought enough of her to make it for her.
Thanks for visiting my blog lately and introducing yourself! I love the 'ravelly 1' name.

Angie said...

Wow, it is absolutely fabulous. It is so strikingly beautiful.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the great advice!

Have a great day!

Jerri said...

This is Beautiful! Rhonda, girl, you have changed your header AGAIN! You are so good.
Your friend, Jerri

laura west kong said...

What a wonderful quilt! I love the colors and the way you did the corner border treatment.

nicky said...

Wow! You make some amazing quilts! I love this one- I think the design is perfect for the fabrics you have chosen.
Nicky

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