My friend Lindsay and I exchange a quilted gift each year. This year the theme was "Banner" and this is the one Lindsay made for me. I am thrilled with this piece. It is beautifully made and full of meaning for me. My favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 40:31 which is the verse on this banner - "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles." The eagle on this quilt is paper pieced. I love the fabric she chose and the wonderful quilting to make the wings look like feathers.
She included a lovely cross at the top of the church spire. Please note the echo quilting. She made this for my front porch where I have a metal hanger, however, I'm not sure I want to keep this quilt outside. I hung it in my front hallway to take this picture and it just may stay there.
It is so much fun to have this yearly exchange. I guarantee you that each year the quilt I get from Lindsay is always my favorite gift. I now have a cat quilt, a paper-doll quilt, a cuddle quilt, a Santa quilt, two charity quilts that we gave away, and now this banner. What will next year bring?
(The banner I made for Lindsay will be shown in a subsequent post.)
I leave you with another picture of my visiting cats, all curled up together (so sweet) on my favorite chair. Guess I won't watch TV tonight on that chair!