Saturday, May 25, 2013

Refashioned for Oklahoma

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.

This quilt has been in the "quilt closet" for 3 years and I have not allowed anyone to use it out of respect to our son. But, shoot, I made this quilt and I surely did not want to throw it out.

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.


20 comments:

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

That's a really good and very thoughtful way to repurpose this quilt.

the running hare said...

Such a wonderful idea to recycle this beautiful quilt for a worthy cause.

Annabella said...

It's perfect Di! I'm so glad your son had moved on and looks like this quilt will be doing that as well.

Patchwork and Play said...

Glad to think the quilt will find a new home and that Evan has moved on to happier times too! Win- win!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Very clever. And I'm sure your son would be happy that the quilt is going to good use. It will really bring some sunshine to someone who badly needs it.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Very clever. And I'm sure your son would be happy that the quilt is going to good use. It will really bring some sunshine to someone who badly needs it.

Debbie said...

Excellent. I'm trying to see what I can share too...

Debbie said...

ok, you inspired me! I just went through the house, picked a couple of quilts and am washing them now to send!

Linda Crosby said...

What a wonderful idea to "redo" your beautiful quilt so that someone in need could use it. Well done!!

heart of charnwood said...

What a fabulous way to turn sadness into happiness, and it looks fab, well done Diane! :o)

Debbie Johnson said...

You did good. Someone will see the love you put into this quilt and be thankful for it.
Hugs,
Debbie

Katy Cameron said...

Perfect recycling effort!

Geri said...

This will bring comfort to someone who has suffered loss - so nice that it will go to good use rather than sitting in the closet to remind you of a sad time.

Cindy said...

What a lovely way to re-purpose a quilt. Well done!

suemac said...

Glad you could find a purpose for. Better than having it around to remind you of the past.

dutchcomfort said...

A wonderful example to show how life goes on! I hope your son will be happy again. The people who receive this quilt surely will be!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fantastic idea! Maybe it's a metaphor for divorce and life in general...I will think about that!

Flying Blind... said...

Great idea xxx

Shawn Stephenson Schumacher said...

So very sweet!

Josie McRazie said...

What a great way to reuse! Someone will love it! And I bet your son was happy to see it put to a great cause!