The graduation quilt I made for my nephew Cody who lives in California was named "Guitar Hero". I chose the name "Guitar Hero" because he plays guitar and because he is a real "hero" in my book. He has struggled to overcome some learning difficulties and has conquered! He's a very special young man and I hope all his dreams come true.
The original quilt design just included the stars moving in all directions, and then I appliqued the musical symbols in a black batik cotton on top of the stars. It's symbolic of harmony in the universe, which is my hope for his future.
It has been the season of many graduations and new beginnings. My friend Diane's youngest son Mark graduated from high school in June and will be attending the University of Alabama in the fall. This is the quilt I made for him:
This quilt was made from Ellenor Burns newest book, "Day and Night". It was lots of fun to make and resulted in enough leftover blocks to make 2 more exciting quilts that look completely different! I love surprises like that!
In addition to quilting and graduations, we've celebrated our son David's Commissioning at Methodist Conference in Greenville, NC, in June. He graduated from Duke Divinity School in May and has been appointed to Concord United Methodist Church in Eli Whitney, NC. It is a wonderful, generous, loving congregation and he and Kim and very blessed to be there.
And we continue to await the birth of our newest granddaughter, Lindley Marie Rose, who is due in September. Baby showers galore, knitting, quilting, sewing, painting, hanging of curtains, decorating the nursery...what fun we are all having, preparing to welcome another special child into this world and our family.
These photos were taken at my house at the first baby shower.
Here are some photos taken yesterday at the home of Ashley's "bff" in Clayton, NC:
I hope to post again before the baby comes, but I'm not making any promises. You can bet that I'll be posting lots of photos of Lindley when she arrives.