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One of the teachers ,C., from my daughter’s hula halau (school) is getting married this month. The halau is throwing a surprise wedding shower for C. I wanted to make something personalized for C. as a gift, but I really didn’t have much time with the kids out of school and the impending move coming up.
I’ve made a picnic quilt for another friend and it was a hit, so I thought I’d make one for C.’s gift.
I found a pretty black and white floral fabric. But since I don’t know C.’s fiance and how he’d feel about such a bold floral pattern, I decided to use a simple denim on the flip side.
I simply sewed the edges all around with right sides of the fabric together, leaving a 5 inch opening so I could turn it right side out. I hand sewed the opening shut and then sewed a band around the edges to add a finished border.
To personalize the quilt I hand-stitched traits that are necessary for a successful marriage. I chose traits from 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 and Galatians 5: 22-23, with “aloha” (love in Hawaiian) centered in the middle of the quilt.
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I love, love, love it!! The words that you hand stitched are perfect!! I do not sew, so it is amazing how perfect your lettering is for hand stitched. What an awesome gift! She’s going to love it!!
Hi Susan – What a thoughtful and creative gift. I know they will cherish it for years to come. Hugs, Holly
That is such a wonderful and thoughtful gift! Thanks for the great idea! –Kay
What a wonderful gift. They will love it. Just imagine all those romantic picnics then family picnics. Thanks for sharing.
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I think it’s a fantastic gift
You made it yourself and you did a wonderful job!!
They will cherish it 🙂
Oh My Gosh! Your stitching is great! I know your daughter’s teacher will just love this very personal gift! So glad you shared it at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party!
This is really cute! I love picnicking!
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Loving this…. Did you hand sew the words? (Either way, I’m very impressed!) ~Emily
Thank, Emily. I hand stitched the words. I’m a very reluctant machine sewer, I much prefer hand work.
What a thoughtful idea. I love homemade presents and actually spend yesterday making a wedding gift for a friend.
What a unique and clever wedding gift. Thanks so much for sharing this at Fluster’s Creative Muster. Now that you found the party I hope you’ll be joining us again.
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What a great gift idea, and I love that you hand stitched those words in!
This is so wonderful. Such an original gift!
They will cherish it, so beautiful.
BTW, I have been on and off your blog all evening here in England, I love it xx