Merrily Christmas Quilt Finished and Finally Delivered!

In the past few months Mary and I made Christmas quilts for her sisters, Debra, and Kathy. Unfortunately there were unexpected problems with both of the quilts. I wrote about the problems with Debra’s quilt that involved some color bleeding in my Snowy Forest Quilt post.

With Kathy’s quilt, the problem didn’t start until we sent the package off on October 5th. We kept getting tracking messages that the package was “in transit” and would arrive late. Mary finally talked to a real human being on Oct 9th, and all the USPS employee could tell her was that it had made it as far as Albuquerque. After the holiday weekend, it resurfaced in California on Oct 13th and was finally delivered on Oct 14th, and we were able to watch Kathy open the package on FaceTime. What a relief! We sure were worried.

A couple years ago I purchased two Gingiber Merrily panels along with a pattern with the plan to make a quilt some day. This summer Mary and I decided that Kathy (whose daughter died last year of a stroke and who is raising her grandsons) could use this joyful quilt.

Here are photos of the front and back of the quilt that measures 60.5” X 66” (quilted by Sew Shabby Quilting):

This won’t be the last Christmas quilt that I’ll be blogging about this year. Who else has some Christmas projects in the works?

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4 Responses to Merrily Christmas Quilt Finished and Finally Delivered!

  1. Oh my goodness, I’m so glad that the quilt finally made it there safely. It’s always tough when a package drops off of tracking, but triply so when it’s a quilt. How fun that you were able to FaceTime with her while she opened, it!

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  2. Oh, I’m so glad it finally got there! It certainly took the scenic route! What fun to be able to see her open it. It’s a cute quilt. I have some of those Gingiber Merrily animals too, I just haven’t been able to figure out how to use them.

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  3. Cocoa Quilts says:

    What a beautiful quilt! I had wanted that panel and never got around to picking one up. So glad it made it for her. I am sure it brought lots of smiles and maybe a few tears!

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  4. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! My heart goes out to you – I can just imagine how worried you were about the quilt arriving. It sure turned out cute and I’ll bet that Kathy just loves it. What a pretty and thoughtful gift. I am not making any Christmas gifts that I know of . . . yet. HAHA! ~smile~ Roseanne

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