Friday, January 16, 2015

An Important Finish


 I started quilting this the week before Christmas, just as my mom developed pneumonia.  I took this quilt with me when I went to Lombard and sat.  After she died on December 22, the process of holding this quilt and stitching was soothing.  That it was in the negative temperatures made this activity even more appealing.  For a few weeks the studio held no appeal - all I wanted to do was this quilting with No 8 Perle grey cotton.  Much grieving for two little babies who died the same day as my mom are in this quilt, too.  And now?  It is finished. 

I love this quilt for its texture.  It has a wool bat, the backing is an Art Gallery fabric, and these fabrics are all soft peppered shot cottons.  Here is the first mention of these fabrics.  And then I just tucked these fabrics away until last October when I saw this quilt.  Then I got busy.  Scroll through October and November entries to see how this took shape.  What excites me now is that my nephew Chris is interested in this.  And I would love for him to have it!  It's 72" x 72".

4 comments:

debbi d-w said...

Beautiful Donna! So glad the stitching was able to see you through some of your grieving. How lovely that it may stay in the family.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Fantastic! And even more special because it has meaning for you.

Sandy said...

That is really beautiful, and so very special because of the memories quilted into it.

cauchy09 said...

Ooooh, this is gorgeous, D!!