I made this quilt for our son and his then wife in 2008.
It is a signature quilt from their wedding.
The marriage did not last and our son gave the quilt back to me.
Divorce is not easy and we, as a family, grieved with Evan.
But it is true, time heals all wounds, and not only has Evan learned and grown from this experience, but he has found new love and I am hoping a wedding will be happening in the next year or so.
Last week Amanda asked me if I would share about the effort to collect quilts for the people who have been affected by the horrible tornado in Oklahoma. They were asking for quilts, both new and gently used. I have one ready to quilt but I knew I could get this one refashioned and sent out right away.
I removed the photo and covered each signature with a green square. I raw-edge appliqued each of the squares to the quilt. I think it turned out so good and I am pleased to turn this lemon into lemonade for a worthy cause.
This quilt will be sent to the Oklahoma City Modern Quilt Guild and be distributed to a needy family.
I will do my best to complete the other quilt and get it sent out by the deadline of June 30th.
This quilt was made back in the days when I did not pay attention to what fabric line I was using. I can tell you it measures 62" x 74"...a nice lap sized quilt.