Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Quilt Chronicles #24

In checking back, my last Quilt Chronicles post was about 10 weeks ago. I have been resisting going forward with this series because there are some pretty un-modern and downright Fugly quilts in my repertoire.   But it's always nice to look back at what you have made in years past so that you can see how far you have come. Looking at this quilt I just see "old lady" in design and in fabric. 
But when I think of the person it was made for and the reason behind it, it is not ugly at all. I completed this quilt in May 2008, for my sweet cousin, Mary, as she was about to start chemo to treat breast cancer. I am happy to report that 4 years later she is doing great.

Last year, when I discovered the blogging world of quilting and modern quilts a whole new world opened up for me. Bright, fresh colors and prints and I am a happy quilter now, liking everything that I am working on these last 18 months or so.
I'm hoping to dig into this pile of loveliness that I ordered from Julie at the Intrepid Thread.  She really does have the best prices and customer service of any shop I have dealt with! I just love all the Summerville prints so I ordered the entire FQ bundle. I'm thinking of using Nova's pattern  and combining them with some Essex linen for the Summer Sewing Contest on Jennifer's blog. Or maybe I'll make the fabric nesting bowls for Giveaway Day. Hmmm, can they count as two things in one? Maybe I'll make them for Giveaway Day and enter them in Jennifer's contest. Is that legal?
Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

9 comments:

Annabella said...

Wonderful that your friend is doing okay and fun to look back at old quilts. Just to make you ever slightly envious, I have a workshop with Lu Summers, just before another with Aneela Hoey!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Glad she is well....beautiful quilt!

Flying Blind... said...

You get 10/10 for sentiment, I won;t score for taste!
LOVE Summersville!!

susan said...

Styles change. What doesn't change is the skill it took to make the quilt, nor the love with which it was given. I'm glad to hear your cousin is doing well.

Danny Heyen said...

Love Summersville too, so if you want to make some baskets and let me win them, I'd be all for that!

Cindy said...

Glad you cousin Mary is doing good. Love to have that bundle as well. Amazing how our tastes have changed over the years.

Katy Cameron said...

Well we all have to start somewhere, I'm already cringing at my first quilt!

I do love Summersville, and have some coming from Julie too :o) I also have one of those classes with Lu Summers (I do hope you're still speaking to us at the end of Retreat!)

Patchwork and Play said...

Susan said it perfectly! And it is still a well loved quilt, I'm sure! Love the fabric bundle- not sure how long I can resist!

Leanne said...

I am so glad to hear your cousin is well and still able to snuggle in her quilt. I love that fabric, can't wait to see what you make and yes, I am sure your plan is fine.