Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Really Fun Finish!!

My friend, Paula, and I go visit this darling couple in our neighborhood every month.  I think they are both in their early nineties.  Rex and Edna.  Well, Rex was in WWII and was at the Battle of Hirojima.  He is one of only 4 Utah survivors left.

I got the idea that I would like to do a big Quilts of Valor celebration and make him a quilt.  But his daughter said that Edna was not doing well enough at the time and so we decided to just do a small presentation to him in their home next week (Veteran's Day week, but not on Veteran's Day because he has several speaking engagments at the local schools that day).


This is the quilt I pieced and sewed on the binding and Paula did the free motion quilting on her Mom's long arm.

We have also made one for Edna that I will take a picture of as soon as I get the binding on.  We figured Rex could not have done so much with his life if it had not been for his darling Edna supporting him all these many years.  Their daughter and her hubby are coming up from Salt Lake for the presentation.  I'll take pictures!!

8 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a lovely gesture to such a touching story and couple.

Sonia Parham said...

BEAUTIFUL! :)

Teresa in Music City said...

What a super idea!!! I am sure those quilts will be greatly appreciated and enjoyed :)

elliek said...

Love the quilt and very worthy recipients of quilts. Wow they are both a great age.

tpott said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gesture, they're blessed to have you as a friend. It's people like you, doing what you do and thinking, that it's not a big deal. That restore my faith in humankind. Thank you. ;-> You are my happy news today.

Janet O. said...

I love what you are doing here, Kris! The quilt looks great!

Denise :) said...

Kris, how SWEET!! I love this quilt pattern -- did you create it? It works especially nice with the red, white and blue! :)

Nancy said...

What a great thing to do.
We have just about lost all of these wonderful veterans.
My DH is always going to gatherings taking his WWII airplane to celebrate them.