My friend Claire has been burning the midnight oil trying to get her son's high school graduation gift finished! She took the softest flannels, a simple patchwork design and some big stitch quilting and created this lovely quilt...a quilt that any young man would love and cherish!
I KNOW that it is a quilt that Andrew is going to love and cherish FOREVER! Claire worked on this quilt when Andrew was out and about or at school...ohh the things we quilters do to keep our secrets!
It's because of Andrew that I know exactly how long I have had the 'Quilting Bug'...
Claire and I met while at Cloth Castle's Quilters' Club night...I was brand new to quilting and she was an old timer...We just happened to sit down beside each other and both started moaning about our backs...turns out we were both teachers...Claire was teaching Kindergarten and I had a Kindergarten/Grade One class! We agreed that our bad backs were from tying up too many shoe laces and leaning over those wee desks! Her son Andrew, was also in kindergarten at the time...now here he is all grown up and graduating...and Claire and I are still friends and still quilting! I use Andrew's growth as my own growth chart! Twelve years of schooling equals twelve years of quilting and twelve years of a wonderful friendship!
Congratulations, Andrew! You did us proud!
Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P