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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Aunt Sue's Memory Quilt

I made this quilt with fabric from my Aunt Sue. She was a wonderful quilter. I had always wanted to make a nine square and the traditional block and the vintage fabric seemed like a match. The colours are not what I would have chosen, however, I worked with what I had. Very fun seeing memories get stitched together.
The pattern is from Mary Fons' book Make Love + Quilt. Still in love with her and her book.
The Nine Squares are all blue and red and the Rolling Stone blocks are brown and yellow.
None of the pieces were very big so the back has way more variety than I have ever used before. I even managed to appliqué a Sunbonnet Sue hat and dress. My Aunt Sue loved Sunbonnet Sue. Must be the name.
The whole time I was making this quilt it as if I had only so much material and no more. Very pioneer. And perfectly fitting to my Fabric Diet. Here's to you Aunt Sue! Thank you for passing down your love of quilting. Gifted to my cousin in memory of her mom.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Bee Blocks August and September Done!

I am so late with my Bee Blocks. I feel like I have been sewing but ... I think I am getting a life beyond quilting. Who knew? It has been my solase for almost 2 years. Yeah!! I am finding a new road to travel and I am just feeling my way. I have two statements I repeat daily. Live in the moment. Enjoy the journey. Tough lessons I am working hard on.

August bee blocks were two very pretty blocks in navy. Can't wait to see the whole quilt.
September bee blocks were to be our favourite blocks. Well I love me a churn dash! So I made 2!

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