Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The story of a quilt...

Recently in my constant quest to finish all the stuff
I came across a bag of cut dresden petals
and one morning I sewed the ends, and then another day I turned them
and made the little points and pressed them and sewed them all together.

Then I found a piece of fabric in my stash and thought I'd sew them on
and some pink I fussy cut (most unlike me) for the centres.
On another morning I got up early and sewed on the borders
and behold it was a top. Just like that. A week of early mornings 
and a bit of afternoon stitching and it was done.

I had the feeling it was for a strong, beautiful woman,
but apart from that I wasn't sure who it was for,
but that's ok. The quilts always get a home.

Yesterday morning I got a message from my friend Pip in France
who urgently needed a quilt for a desperately sad situation.
So I texted Shenleigh and said I had a quilt that needed to jump the queue,
and she popped it on the machine and quilted it
and this morning I got up at six and bound it.

Then just as I finished it, Pip messaged me again and wanted a message stitched on it,
so I stitched it on and then couriered it to France late this afternoon.

It's on it's way. A quilt is not a cure for a bad situation,
but hopefully it will bring comfort.

Hopefully the love that it is stitched with,
will seep into the bodies of the broken hearted that snuggle under it.

I hope so. I pray so.
Praying and making quilts, 
two things I know I can do!


Sophie Slim said...

Incredible Deb!!! x

Andi said...

So so beautiful Deb ... your words, the sentiment and that gorgeous quilt!
Andi x

Miriam said...

and 2 things you do with incredible integrity and amazing skill. Love you my friend you challenge and inspire me with your wide generous life. xxx

remaliah said...

Wow, what a beautiful, beautiful gift. May it bring so much encouragement and life and colour to the lady who will receive it as her own.

widge t said...

You're truly amazing

Selfsewn said...

Great story Deb, it's incredible to think that your bag of scrappy bits turned into a beautiful 'needed' quilt. I am sure this will bring much joy to whomever receives it x

Sarah Grace said...

This is such a lovely quilt and a very inspiring story. You have a very kind heart.

Tammy said...

This is so beautiful. You did a fabulous job.

Schulz Family said...

The quilt is gorgeous. I love that background fabric. It makes the entire quilt amazing. Just think - hopefully soon you can be quilting it yourself. I am praying the blessing Deb will get you that quilting frame soon

Leonie said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I am sure they will treasure and love it for many many reasons x

Sally said...

You're an angel. One day I want to be just like you.