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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

January Finish in July

It is finished! This quilt has a story.
This quilt was a couple of years in the making. We started it together, Rob and I when he was progressing through his cancer. It was a time when going outside for his favourite walks or maintaining a semblance of ordinary pre cancer life was becoming increasingly more and more difficult. So we started our new favourite things to do. Enter quilting. It was a fun thing we could do together. He loved picking out the colours and fabrics. He loved planning out how it would all go together. For this quilt, Rob went with Claire to the Vancouver Art Museum to see the Cone Sisters exhibit. Janet and Claire are big fans. At this event Claire told Rob that Janet loves the water jug picture by Matisse. So we picked all the colours to go with his picture.
My cousin lives out of town. Janet and Claire attend all of our family events. With the passing of my mom, Janet became the matriarch of our family. She hates that term. I think it suits her.


  1. It turned out beautifully - Rob's choice of colours is really striking.

  2. Beautiful work, Pam and soo therapeutic for you and Rob. God bless you all!

  3. I love everything about this quilt! I love the yellow background (yellow is my favourite colour), I love all the colours in the prints, I love the wild paisly backing and I LOVE the story. What a treasure. It pleases my little hippy heart in all ways. (And I'm also pleased that my iPad is finally playing nice with blogspot this morning and letting me post a comment...usually it doesn't!)

  4. And since my iPad is being so cooperative, I'll also say that I adore Kaffe Fassett, lol! Sending you a great big squeezy (((((hug)))))!

  5. I really like the yellow/beige/corn yellow/golden yellow you put everywhere. If softens the colorful fabric just what was needed. And I really love your backing. When I saw this fabric in an online shop, I was hesitating and finally choose something else. Next time I think I'll add it to my cart.