Saturday, June 16, 2012


This here is my very last Graduation quilt for this year!

It's for my son.
He wants a BLUE quilt.
That's it.
Just blue.

I wanted to add more color.
He didn't.

You can see I DID sneak in some tan, browns, greens....
don't tell.
I was also able to use LOTS of uglies.
Don't tell him that either.

He'll never notice.
I'm happy to be using up some of the scraps here

I made a HUGE mess building this quilt...'s not quite done.

I still need to add a bottom and a top.
He's TALL.
It needs to be a LONG one.

This quilt was a fun experiment.
I may try something like it again with PRETTY fabric!

The Graduation ceremony was last night.
I'm a proud mama.

He's my FOURTH child.
I home schooled the first four up until high school.
Three are now college grads...
and he's on his way there too!!!

All that HARD work paid off!!!
Homeschooling is not for the faint hearted.

This little boy arrived at my house as a 4 month old.
He was my first foster child.
Who knew I'd be his forever mom??
I'm blessed.

The Graduation party is TODAY!
Father's Day is Tomorrow!!!
A week away at camp is MONDAY!!!

tell me...HOW.....
am I going to have time to SEW?????


  1. What a heartwarming post Beth! Congratulations to all and the quilt is wonderful!

  2. You tell me how am I going to type this...tears from your beautiful story - you did good, mom! and dad too! :) Big congrats!

  3. Oooooo, you are sooo good Beth! What a creative mess you made!ha!
    I think the bigger mess you make turns out THE BEST quilts! I'm sure he LOVES it and CONGRATS to him on his special day!!

  4. congrats on such a special day. a great story. I am so happy for him....he hit the jackpot when you got him. I especially admire the fact that you did homeschooling. That is a tough tough job. Looks like you did it right.
    blessings to you all.

  5. Happy graduation day to all of you, Beth, you must be so proud!

  6. Congratulaions, Beth, on all those wonderful milestones! Have a HAPPY weekend! :-)

  7. Congratulations on your new graduate. Great job, Mom! I didn't know you had so many children, or that you were a foster mom. All that and time to make beautiful quilts! You are hero in my eyes!

  8. I loved reading your post. I can see by the photo how proud you are. Nice quilt you made for him also. Congratulations to all of you.

  9. I'm sure you'll have it done before he heads off to college in the fall. Plenty of time to sew this summer. Lovely quilt!

  10. CONGRATS to the new graduate- well done. To his mum and dad-how proud you must feel. How wonderful that you all found each other-it was obviously planned by greater powers than us. Love the quilt and I'm sure he will forgive you adding a few 'non-blues'. Enjoy the celebrations.

  11. Congratulations to your graduate! Good job, Mama!

  12. Beautiful quilt, and such a fitting tribute for a huge occasion - congratulations to the graduate, and to mom and dad!!! Whoop whoop!!

  13. Congrats to your new grad! You are really a true hero, you do so much and give so much.
    What a handsome and happy looking boy!

  14. Oh, what a lovely mess it is! When you are making a quilt for a loved-one, it is just so 'acceptable' to create such chaos :) I home schooled four of our children too, only we did it the other way around...Jr. High through High School, then they went off to college. You are is not for the faint of heart. Congratulations to all of you!

  15. Love his quilt! Love the graphic nature of it and you know he'll love it forever! Congratulations to your boy and all of you! I've got a tall one too and we homeschooled as well...all the way through although they took lots of dual credit classes at the college during high school. It was a lot of work, overflowed with blessings, and I miss it...very much.

  16. What a delightful story! His quilt is lovely too.

  17. Looks great! I love that you seemingly accidentally put his name in it-- at least I can see it. :) Have fun camping!

  18. I think the added colors are what help make the blues blue. What a heartwarming story and the quilt is so cool! Congratulations!

  19. What a wonderful post... congrats to the graduate, and to you for homeschooling successes! "Just blue" really works.. the quilt looks great. Enjoy your celebrations and your week at camp. You can clean up the scrappy mess later.

  20. What a touching post, I got all teary eyed!

  21. Congratulation Graduate! Wonderful story.
    What ugly fabrics? I saw no ugly fabrics.
    Have a nice Sunday, proud Mom.

  22. First, I loved the quilt so much. Then, I got teary over your reflections on your boy. I didn't know you had an adopted son and it just warms my heart to hear about it and see pictures of you all together. Blessings to your beautiful family!

  23. You must be very proud. Not only did you make the wonderful quilt. but you made him what he has become too!
    Teresa x

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  25. Love hearing about how children come to families. We adopted our daughter and her story is just a miracle to us. Blessings to you and congrats to your son!

  26. Congrats to the new grad! What a wonderful story. Yes, you are blessed but so was he. Having a caring person to love him, care for him and teach him. So glad you found each other. Your quilt is great and I hope he likes/liked it. Congrats to you and Dad as well!


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