Many of you know that when someone says the quilt top is made out of clothing scraps that some of us might be running straight for the bottle of Zanex. I waited patiently for the top to arrive & was pleasantly surprised! It was such beautiful piecing. All seams neatly pressed open, corners matched, no "mountains" in the middle of the quilt! It was my lucky day.
Virginia was a seamstress who made clothes for her daughters. They were living in Hawaii at the time she pieced this. Her husband was in Korea serving in the military. Her daughter, Katie, has pictures of herself in the dresses made from the fabrics that are in the quilt. While I was quilting this it was like a trip down memory lane. I saw fabrics like Kettle Cloth & Trigger mixed in with the bold florals.
Tomorrow is Virginia's 88th birthday. She's has had a lot of changes in her life this past year. A husband who is now living in an Alzheimer's facility & she in Assisted Living. Not easy as some of us know. So tomorrow I'll be thinking of Virginia & her memory quilt & hope that the quilt brings her the love & comfort she deserves on her special day.
I'm sorry the label is so bright. The camera & I are just not getting along these days.
It's off to Innovations for me this afternoon. I'm happy to get off of the roller coaster for a couple of days & have some "me" time. Don't worry I'll give a full report with pictures of the quilts when I get back. I have Hero Quilts on Saturday , so be patient. That "super woman" cape of mine is getting a little tattered.
Little Mister's new name is Houdini, more on that later too!
15 days & counting..................Nana Sharon