Sunday, July 29, 2007

resourceful

Problem: Need a pretty wrapping solution and quick. No wrapping supplies (still in Michigan) and no time to run to the store.

Solution: Sew up a fabric strip left over from the backing, and tie it up all pretty with the label of the quilt showing. So wrapping and a gift tag, all in one. I may do this all the time. Presentation is important, and this did the trick.
By the way, my mom-in-law LOVED the quilt.

27 comments:

Connie W said...

It looks so pretty that way - GREAT idea!

kirsten said...

so so pretty! love the corner turned down!

Amy Jo said...

simply beautiful!!!

HobbyMommy said...

Perfect!

Beth said...

That's a very artfully presented gift!

Natasha said...

Oh wow very similar indeed. How fun and what a great gift-lucky mother in law. Your quilting looks great-I will pay someone to do that!!

Robyn said...

I love how it turned out. And the fabric tie is a nice touch.
I have a question. How and where do you get inspiration for your quilts? I want to make a quilt for our king sized bed, but I am stumped as to what colors to use, patterns, what type of quilting. Any suggestions?

Chookyblue said...

love the quilt.........missed a few posts so to catch up.....great cards.....wonderful prezzies.......

Linda said...

Perfect! That quilt is just so pretty!

Thimbleanna said...

Very clever. How could she not love that quilt. It's adorable!

carolyn said...

GREAT presentation. sometimes i make a matching pillowcase and put the quilt inside it. but it's not as pretty as the fabric ribbon!

Heidijayhawk said...

well aren't you just soooooo clever!! what a great solution!

erin said...

you smart cookie, you!

lera said...

Great idea.

BEAUTIFUL quilt. Absolutely beautiful!

syko kajsa said...

Of course she did love it! What a beautiful gift!

Anina said...

What a great idea! Of course she loved the quilt. Anyone would love that quilt. It's PINK!

becki said...

what a creative idea, I just love it!!

Katie Jean said...

Looks great! I love that idea!

Holly said...

That is really beautiful. Your MIL is sure to cherish it. Great job!

Brigitta said...

I totally LOVE that quilt, your MIL is a lucky woman ;-) like your "wrapping" solution

yours truly said...

The quilt is gorgeous and the wrapping solution is totally neat! Thanks!

Clair said...

Nice presentation of gift. I knew Betty would like it...she likes everything about you.

Anonymous said...

oh sweetie. It is just beautiful. I haven't been online for quite awhile and it felt great to catch up on your life and projects.
I ADORE your cards. Love the pink & brown combo. I can't wait to borrow the Friends stamp.
DH

Roxanne said...

So, it seems redundant to be the 24th person to say that this is beautiful and the perfect touch for wrapping the perfect gift, but that's okay. Because it is.

carolyn said...

Gosh, this quilt came out beautifully.
PS...I love to strip my leftover fabrics to use as ribbon. It's so cheerful !

Rose Marie said...

That is a great idea! Lovely quilt.

sulu-design said...

That's a lovely wrapping job, and so resourceful, indeed! The corner folded down with your inscription is so sweet, too. This is a phenomenal gift!