Saturday, December 1, 2018
Scraps of Fabric and Time
HERE to go to the post about piecing it.)
Did you notice the binding? It's the same fabric I was thinking about using for a border on my Wagon Trail quilt. It's really dangerous to leave a fabric laying around in the sewing room. It can get snatched up and used for something completely different. Will I have enough left for the border I was planning? I don't know yet. I might have to go to Plan B.
This week, we had a sad event in our family. Little Buddy's great-grandmother, Grandma Betty, passed away. She was 90 years old, and had led a full life, but she will be sorely missed.
Grandma Betty was my son-in-law's grandmother. My son-in-law (E.) told me this story.
When E was born, Grandma Betty made him a quilt. He kept it all his life, and had it with him when he was living on his own. His puppy chewed up the edge of it several years ago, which really upset E. Last summer, E asked Grandma Betty if she could mend it. At first she told him to just throw it away, but he refused. Together, they cut off the damaged edge, and Grandma Betty mended the quilt. Both of them were very glad they had preserved it, and E has this very special memento of his grandmother.
We just never know how important the gift of a quilt might be to someone. It's a lovely way to be remembered.
I'm wishing happy memories, new and old, for you all this week.
Linking up with
Sarah at Can I Get A Whoop Whoop
Myra at Busy Hands Quilts
Angela at Soscrappy
Cynthia at Oh Scrap
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I love your nine patch quilt. I think I might have found my next scrap buster project!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mike! It was super easy--2 in. (cut) squares, 5 dark, 4 light, set together with pairs of 5 in. (cut) squares. I wish I could say I cleaned out all the 2 in. strips!Delete
Your 9-patch is really lovely--great reds in it...hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
That's a lovely story about your son-in-law and his grandmother.ReplyDelete
Love your nine-patch quilt! I think nine-patches may be my favorite block - soooooo many possibilities!
Thanks, Gayle. It brought tears to my eyes when he told me that story, just a couple of days after his Grandma passed away.Delete
Beautiful 9 patch, and love the way you quilted it.ReplyDelete
Thanks, karenbbsnow! Right now I'm just a walking foot quilter, but I hope to learn how to free motion quilt someday.Delete
Congrats on a lovely finish! This quilt is so homey, cozy and inviting. Such wonderful scrappiness! The straightforward quilting is exactly right for it, too.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear about E's grandmother. My condolences to your family. May she rest in peace.
Thank you, Louise. The family misses her, but she was ready to go on ahead, to be with her husband of more than 60 years.Delete
What a lovely story. Thanks for sharing it with Oh Scrap!ReplyDelete
And I love the nine patch quilt. I have been itching to start a new project and it just might have to start with the humble 9-patch.
Hi, Cynthia! Your projects are amazing! I'm sure anything you did with nine patches would be inspiring.Delete