Friday, January 27, 2012

My Love Grows and Grows Quilt

A long time ago, when I was in kindergarten, I met a girl named Rebecca.

We were friends off and on throughout elementary school, but really became close in middle school.  We became inseparable friends.

My Love Grows Quilt

We have shared so much in life: kindergarten, sixth grade, high school, and college graduation, we were each other's Maid/Matron of Honor in our weddings, we even started having children at the same time.  I started the tradition of boys in the families and ended up having three.  We thought we would both end up with three boys, but along came the only girl, Zoe.

We even went through miscarriages at the same time.  God truly blessed me when He gave me a friend in Rebecca.

When we were in high school, I made a silly little thing out of a plastic butter container.  On the top was a flower and then when you opened it, there was a long stem with leaves.  On each leaf it said a word, "My love for you grows and grows."

My love grows quilt stem detail

When I saw the design for this quilt, I knew this had to be a quilt for her.

My love grows quilt detail

While other friends were BFF's, we were Best Friends "For Always."

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I thank God for a friend who knows me better than anyone else, who has been there through good times and bad, and will be there....for always.

And can you believe that when I gave her this quilt, she pulled out the flower that I had made for her almost 17 years ago! The red petals of the flower have faded and now they match the peaches in the quilt almost perfectly.

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I even wrote love "for always" on the flower. We are truly blessed to have each other!

My love grows quilt
Adapted from Stems Quilt Pattern by Fig Tree Quilts

9 comments:

  1. How wonderful to have such a good friend - treasure her. Beautiful quilt Sarah.

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  2. Break out the kleenex. You must gave me goosebumps.

    Beautiful.

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  3. This is such a wonderful quilt. I love the quilting motifs you chose, and the words quilted in. Would you like to share it at this week's TGIFF link-up? It's at my blog this week. (The URL in case you'd like to:) http://whatahootquilts.blogspot.com/2012/01/tgiff-host-spot-12712-ufo-finish-ri.html

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  4. Sarah, this is amazing! You two really are blessed to have each other!

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  5. What a wonderful post. I love how your BF for always still had the flower you made her. *sniff*

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  6. A lot of love has gone into this. beautiful

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  7. Love the quilt and what depth inspired it. And, of course, we all love Fig Tree Quilts! May just have to make one, also.

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  8. How very very cool! Thanks for sharing your lovely story. You have made me think of the friends I am still in touch with and all the great memories I have of our time at high school.

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