Tuesday, August 2, 2011

And then there was disappointment...

Ever have one of those quilts where you think it's going to be the greatest quilt only to have it be a disappointment?

Well, I have those times, too. My Daddy died last June and the members of my wonderful quilt guild all gave me a batik fat quarter as a comfort gift. I got enough pieces to make 2 large lap quilts. I planned on making one for me and one for my mom. I kept the yellow and orange pieces for my quilt and pulled out the blue, purple, and green pieces for hers. I saw this quilt pattern a quilter friend was making at a retreat and fell in love with it. It was so unique and I thought it would be great for Mom's quilt. Well, it just didn't seem to sparkle like my friend's quilt so I quilted it with blue thread instead of a neutral color, hoping to bring some life to it and it just didn't happen. Now Mom isn't really into quilt stuff so I'm sure she won't mind, but I'm using a different pattern for mine.


  1. Well, how can a quilt in memory of someone really dear to us be precious and beautiful enough to do justice to the memory? I think the quilt shows your sorrow for your father, and how our world are turned upside down when we are in sorrow, even when our loved ones have gone before us to the promised land. And I know your mother will see your love and feel your hugs every time she cuddles up for a rest with this quilt....with love and a special hug to you from me.

  2. It fabulous. I would love it if someone gave it to me... Hugs

  3. I know that feeling well. Maybe your next one just needs your wonderful feathers??