Sunday, May 27, 2012

I love Tanya - Happy B-day


Today as most of you know is my wife Tanya's B-day.  This is the 20th Birthday that I have celebrated with her.  Some might find this funny, but she has only celebrated 19 with me.  Our birthdays are only 2 weeks apart, but we met between our Birthdays.  The first b-day party I went to with her, it was 2 parties in one. Tanya and her then roommate Laurie shared the same B-day and we put candles on a watermelon and celebrated her 19th birthday and Laurie's 29th b-day.  What fond memories I have back when there was no cares in the world and all I had to do is make sure I got to school on time and made enough at the part time jobs to date.


I did let Tanya take the pictures again today on her quilt.  She seems to do such a better job.  Don't you just love the cat in the pictures.  Our cat (one of 6 I think? we have a couple strays that eat our cats food) Rat cat (yes a story behind that name but that's for another day, no it did not catch one we thought it was one).  Rat thinks that he is Tanya's guard cat.


I do not know why but I have just been dragging on getting this quilt done we have had it in the works for a few months now we got the fabric as a half win half overboard buy (got a $50 dollar gift card and spent 70+) at Fat Quarter Shop.  It is made of a line called Twirl by me and my sisters, a moda fabric.


I finally finished piecing it last night, Tanya basted it and then I quilted and bound it.  I finished about 1:30 am on Tanya's b-day. I then stayed up after throwing it in the wash and waited to put in the dryer, so that she could have it B-day morning.


Any way Happy B-day Tanya.  I love you and here is to another 20 birthdays.


Love Richard Healey


May Finishes

24 comments:

Christine M said...

Tanya's quilt is lovely Richard. I love the stripey fabric you used for the border and binding.

VickiT said...

Happy Birthday Tanya. That's a beautiful quilt. LOVE the kitty but I havee always loved kitties. My Ragdoll follows me and thinks he needs to stand guard when others are moving around in our house. He sits right in the center of the doorway to my sewing room staring toward the hallway. It's hillarious. He really stands gaurd when my son comes over with his little dogs because they like me a lot and he hates someone else getting my attention. They really are quite funny.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You couldn't ask for a better fabric line "twirl' for a pinwheel quilt - my SIL chose this line when she made her first quilt. Oh, love that first photo! A quilt that also shows how you have grown as a quilter - so love grows with a twirl!

Gill said...

Happy birthday Tanya!
What a lovely story and a great quilt to accompany it!

Gene Black said...

Have a wonderful birthday Tanya. I hope you have a year full of love and blessings.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Happy Birthday Tanya!! Very nice job Richard....

Teresa in Music City said...

Happy Birthday Tanya!!! What a sweet quilt you made for her Richard - great job! I love the fabrics and the design and especially the story behind it :*) And what's a picture without a kitty to make it perfect?

Joyce Carter said...

Happy birthday, Tanya. This is such a beautiful quilt, Richard. I really like the stripped fabric that you used in the boarders. It really ties everything together. The colors you used in the quilt are gorgeous. And your quilting looks fantastic. I know it will always be a cherished quilt.

Cherie said...

Such an awesome quilt! Hope she enjoyed her day and ate lots of cake too =D

cq4fun said...

That's a wonderful quilt and a wonderful post. I hope for you multiple twenties of years to come.

Rhonda D. said...

Great job on the quilt, Richard!
Very Happy Birtday to Tanya!!

PJ said...

Happy Birthday Tanya. Beautiful quilt Richard. The binding gives it that last bit of pizzazz. Nice!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful quilt! I love how all the colors stand out. My neighbor's cat is my guard cat. She lays beneath my feet whenever I am on my deck sewing or just hanging out.

Beth said...

What a beautiful quilt! Just lovely.

Joanie's Quilts said...

What a sweet quilt! I love the colorful striped binding. It is the icing on the cake! Great job.

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt and Happy Birthday Tonya! Love the little stripe border! Thanks for sharing!
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Connie said...

Beautiful quilt and Happy Birthday Tonya! Love the little stripe border! Thanks for sharing!
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Elizabeth said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Tanya! You did a beautiful job with the photographs and I love the fabrics you picked for this quilt. Pinwheels are one of my favorite blocks. Love them!

Richard, great job getting it done on time! Thank you for linking up!

xo -E

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Happy belated Birthday, Tonya! Great quilt!

Carla said...

I recognize that fabric : ) A belated happy b-day to you both. Enjoy your quilting. Cheers

April said...

What sweet summer colors! so pretty.

Jill said...

Gorgeous quilt with lovely fabric! Happy birthday to both of you!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

The Sewing Chick said...

This is so pretty! I love the striped binding and the little border piece. You are a sweet and thoughtful husband! Happy Birthday to both of you!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful quilt!

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