Friday, July 13, 2012
Food for the soul.
My first quilt was a monstrosity that took 3 men and a boy to lift: a pinkish tumbling blocks quilt that once placed over the recipient, would cause him/or her to never move again. At least while under that quilt!
I do need to take pictures of that one because I made pillows to match. I'll never forget that quilt - aside from the fact that it was my first hand quilted quilt, it was made from colors that had I not purchased the kit, would have like the plague. But it was warm. And very protective.
The quilt at the top of the page was a quilt made of 30s feedsack replicate fabrics for my Aunt Carol. I swapped the pinwheel blocks with quilters across the country and then set them in the garden border. I love this quilt and am glad that my mom now has it. It is a smallish quilt but the colors scream Spring. The next quilt is one that I made for my dad - with the pine trees - all the same, yet different - just like real pines. And a little cabin amongst it all. Just like my dad would have loved. The border fabric is made up of true maple leaf colors.
So yeah, I feel bad and sorry for mankind and myself a lot. But I realize that there is a ton of beauty out there, too.