Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Hairdresser



So excited! We finished up the wallhanging to present to our hairdresser who just re-opened in her new shop/location in town. We so wanted to welcome her and the girls back home. (They lost their other shop to our devastating flooding from Irene)



This block, found on-line, started the whole search. Oh it looks so much like Tammy (owner), and we just knew this was the direction to go.



It was a retired panel of Loralie Designs fabric - The Hairdressers - 2006. So the hunt was on and this was the next block we chose - we were looking for ones that most resembled the shop girls.



And this one is almost 'dead on' for one of the girls - our excitement was mounting as we continued to browse for more.



Oh, we have the next one. It could be a younger version, but this is just too uncanny.




And this was the last one we found that is so our manicurist. We, also, found some coordinating print of the line for the border - everything arrived in the mail within three days.

Once we had them all, I did all the math/calculations, my SIL did the piecing while I cut and pressed. I did up the border and prepped the hanging sleeve and binding while she did the label. I quilted and we shared the embellishing.




We delivered it Tuesday morning - this is the only good picture I got at the shop as that wallhanging got whisked from person to person and held to wall to wall - and then the batteries died. This is the owner (yes, she is 6'4"), who's first block image led us on a wonderful treasure hunt and the first joint venture for Jeri and I. It was just thrilling to give to someone who returned to the re-building of our town with such determination.

Maybe there's someone who you can give a simple 'thank you' gift too - it is heartfelt on both sides.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

31 comments:

  1. Sharon how nice of you . I am sure they loved it. It is too cute and your work is so good . They can't help but love it. One day maybe I will come to visit your area.
    patty

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  2. Such a cute quilt! I bet it will be well loved.

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  3. Sharon its gorgeous and what a lovely thing to do.xx

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  4. Ohhhh i just love this....and the fabric for the border is perfect. what a wonderful gift, surely one that will be treasured for a very long time..

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  5. What a lovely gift. How cute are those blocks! I'm sure it will be quite a talking piece once it's hung up. Great work Sharon and your SIL.

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  6. Sharon I just love your quilt! Hugs

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  7. What a thoughtful gift! It is so important to treat the people who care for you well!

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  8. What a great and appropriate project for both of you to take on. I'm sure the recipients appreciate the thoughtfulness as well as the workmanship.

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  9. How wonderful that you were able to accomplish so much in such a short period of time for a great group of gals!

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  10. What a very thoughtful idea. I am sure she appreciated it.

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  11. Oh My. A truly awesome gift! Perfect. Wonderful. I can imagine her face when she saw your quilt.

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  12. What a fun quilt! I know she must have LOVED it!!!

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  13. What a great quilt...and a generous, loving, community building thing to do!

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  14. Great idea and that panel was perfect!

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  15. What a wonderful gesture! How neat that you were able to find blocks that mirrored the personalities or looks of the actual shop women!

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  16. That is just too darn cute and I bet the girls loved it , absolutely wonderful gesture to welcome them back with this delightful quilt .

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  17. So adorable! I'm sure it will the start of many a conversation!

    LaDonna

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  18. The quilt for the hairdressers is a wonderful tribute, Sharon. Those blocks are a hoot!

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  19. Sharon that is just the cutest thing! I love the fabric...too bad it is retired. I know lots of people who would love to have a bit of it! blessings, marlene

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  20. What a wonderful wall hanging! Those panels are so neat, I've never seen them before and perfect for your hairdressers! Thanks for sharing.
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  21. What a sweet gesture. Love the quilt.
    Hugs
    donna

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  22. Wonderful way to express yourself to a great gal (or group of gals!). Hope that more and more of your town will be brought "back to life" and it will thrive again.

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  23. such a wonderful gift and the fabrics are so much fun!

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  24. So cute and what a lovely gesture!

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  25. That quilt is absolutely adorable. What a treasure for your hairdresser! So much time and thought into a wonderful gift!

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  26. What a sweet gift! I love that you were able to find fabrics that looked like the ladies, too. Bonus! I made a mug rug for my nail technician (as in mani / pedi nails, not hardware!) for Mother's Day and she was so touched. I think it's great to make unexpected little surprises for the people who take care of us so well.

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  27. That is such a wonderful quilt, Sharon - you did an awesome job matching it up to all the interested parties! Whoop whoop!!

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  28. very nice quilt. You are so great.

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  29. I love the quilt and the story! What a perfect border fabric! Claire aka knitnkwilt

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