Friday, March 25, 2011


Here it is! My latest quilt. It took me almost a year to complete, but who's counting. It's funny how hesitant I am to share any of my quilts on my blog. I am not prolific, nor extremely accomplished, but I do so love patchwork and free motion quilting.

This one is for close friends. In memory of their son, Alexander Oak. I quilted a tree in the middle and leaves throughout.

A quilt is the one way I know how to extend comfort to friends whose loss is beyond my imagination. Quilts are made to provide healing and happiness in my mind.

I fell in love with the backing. Lonni Rossi. She is so talented. This print seemed to embrace the cycle of life. I used fabrics predominantly by her with the exception of a few batiks and Aboriginal prints.

So, I've sewn the sleeve on the back for a wall hanging and the threads are snipped. Now, it's just ready to be delivered to it's new home. Have a great weekend, everyone!


Not your normal Engineer said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on your accomplishment. It is VERY beautiful! I know it will be treasured.

Anonymous said...

I have a quilt that is going on the one year mark; hope to finish it this summer?
Have you read the book, "The Quiltmaker's Gift" by Jeff Brumbeau? Great book about a lady who makes quilts for the poor and needy. Your post reminded me of it.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous work of pure love and caring.......I can not only see all the beautiful designs but all the L's, O's, V's and E's!! OH! Sweet Friend many thanks for such an awesome creation which we will treasure forever. I can hardly wait to hang it in our home. I can also hardly wait to see all of you!! Tons of love, Noreen

Cheryl Arkison said...

Comfort indeed.
It's a lovely quilt and so generous of you to share yourself like that.

Anonymous said...

It has arrived at its new home and we just sat in awe last night admiring the detail of such an amazing work of art. We feel so honored and loved! Cannot wait to see you all and give big hugs of Thanks!! We are feeling quite blessed. Tons of love, the George family