I am not very creative, but I have a friend who is, and wanted to acknowledge her with this post. Debby makes the most beautiful quilts......now, my family is all from the south (North Carolina and Georgia), and I have some quilters in the family, so I know a little something about quilts. In fact, my cousin's sister-in-law, Glenda, made a quilt that Billy Graham bought to give to the Pope!!
But with apologies to Glenda and my late Aunt Mae, Debby's quilts are unique. She uses different fabrics than what you typically find, and her patterns can be a bit eclectic. I am posting some photos of a quilt she gave me. She has a website (on the upper left corner of my page here) and a blog (listed with the blogs I am following, lower left of this page) so you can check out some of her work.
Another cool thing that Debby does is she will make a quilt out of fabrics that people give her. She could make one, for example, out of show clothes that your daughter used to wear at County Fair competitions, or from grandma's old tablecloths.....you get the idea. In this eco-aware age, she also makes a "green" product -- dry cleaner bags! You can take your clothes to and from the dry cleaner, and not have to deal with those plastic bags they use.
She is just a really cool person - we have been friends for about 20+ years now. She is a bit shy about self-promotion, but I just love her work and wanted to let other people know, in spite of the fact that I made her nervous by posting this!!! So if you are looking for a special gift for someone, take a look at her website.
This last photo was my attempt to show the border and the back side of the quilt, which are also really pretty -- but I am not very adept with the digital camera or photo placement on the blog yet!!!