Monday, December 10, 2012

The Big Reveal

My friend, Dave, saw one of my other Memory quilts, and he asked me to make one for his wife for Christmas. Today was the big delivery day!

When he saw it, he cried. His mother-in-law passed away 9 years ago, and the clothes had been in a bag ever since. He immediately recognized her favorite blouses (she made many of her own clothes & all of the cat fabric came from her blouses). He also recognized two jackets (handmade) that she had worn to weddings).

This was a difficult quilt to make as all the fabrics were from the late 90's (large stripes, thin stripes, polka dots, florals, paisleys, novelty, etc), and I struggled to put them together into a cohesive quilt. The only purchased fabric was the border fabric.

Now I can spend the rest of the holiday working on my own stuff!

Happy stitching!

 

3 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt...what a generous thing to do.

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  2. Elisa, this is just wonderful. You turned all those disparate fabrics into a gorgeous, cohesive quilt. No
    wonder Dave cried.

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  3. I love it!!!! Great job. Inspiring!

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