|Please ignore the bags in the corner - oops!|
This quilt was quilted in a meander design and finished at 73" x 81". I love the backing I used - it is a toile and is rustic and homey looking with pictures of a man fishing and ladies being courted and so on. Perfect for a log cabin quilt and the whole quilt is gorgeous if I don't say so myself!! My photography skills are poor at best and today they are not any better than usual.
We did not know the chimney had broken until some man, who was driving around the neighborhood and using binoculars, was looking at everyone's chimney from the road. He knocked on the door and told me about it. Of course, he was happy to fix it for us for an incredibly large sum of money, and of course, he had everything with him to make the repair. I asked him to return later after I had an opportunity to speak to my husband about it. While my husband was standing on the road using binoculars to see the damage, our neighbour Stan was driving by. He stopped and asked what was going on. My husband explained the situation to him and knowing that my husband was not well, Stan offered to make the repair for us. All we needed to do was buy the materials. He chipped out the old liner and installed the new one and he did it quickly - within a week or so.
During that time, my husband had our fence propped up waiting for a time when he could make the much needed repairs to it. Stan also offered to repair it and replace any boards and posts that were damaged or broken. All we had to do was supply the materials. He worked on it almost every day after work for a couple weeks and now our fence looks so much better - thanks to Stan.
How do you thank someone for taking the time to do this work for us? He did not do it for money - he did it because we needed help. As a quilter, I thought the best way to thank him and his wife Jillian was to make them a quilt. So, they will be receiving this log cabin quilt and I have named it 'From Our Home to Yours'. I hope they will enjoy using it for many years to come and I also hope that every time they use it they will be reminded about what good and generous neighbours they are!
I am linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts. Hop on over to see more slow stitching projects!