Thank You Quilts

Sometimes someone does something for you that’s so special, you need a special thank you for them. I’ve done these little thank you quilts several times over the years for extraordinary acts of kindness. They are fun to do, and usually just take a couple of evenings to complete. I try to include something that relates to the event.

Here’s a thank you for my BF, who came and took care of me following my knee surgery. She brought her accu-cutter with the hexagon molds for me to play with. She tried to encourage me to play with my wool. She encouraged me to try playing with my beads. (Pretty much none of this worked at the time, probably thanks to the excellent 🙂 pain medications that I was on.)


And here’s the thank you quilt that I made for Cindy, at Alden Lane Nursery, after she had me as the guest quilter. I included the umbrellas and ombre clothespin decorations that she used to decorate the greenhouse where my quilts were hung. Cindy first noticed my work when I entered a quilt the year before that had 2 inch squares embroidered on it, so of course I used some of my squares and embroidered them.


These are some of the funnest projects I’ve worked on. Next time you need a special thank you, try making one of these instead of searching through those so expensive greeting cards at the store!

4 thoughts on “Thank You Quilts

  1. Hi Debby – The little quilts are so cute! Do you use regular batting, etc.? or some sort of stabilizer? Could you explain the process a bit more?

    • I use regular thin batting. In the second one, I made a “pillowcase” type of sandwich. But in the first one, it was just a regular quilt sandwich, and then you can see I did a “binding” of perle cotton thread, satin stitched around the edge.

  2. These are lovely. They remind me of the fabric postcards we use to send through the mail many years ago. What a great idea. Thank you for the nudge to get some of these created.

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