Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival




40 comments:

Marie said...

Beautiful quilt. I liked the colors.
Great Job!!

mb. said...

beautiful quilt, thank you for sharing the story. I have a few projects that I don't keep out&around because they hurt too much; I understand.

Deborah said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt, and the story behind it. When I was 14 my best friend died from complications from diabetes. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Zonnah said...

I love it and the pattern is really neat.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful quilt! I haven't yet tried any curved piecing. I'm sorry for your loss but to have memories wrapped up in a beautiful quilt is comforting.

Page said...

Wow, what a story. Thanks for sharing. It is such a blessing to have sewing as an outlet when the rest of the world seems like it's caving in. I like to sew to help me think and to get my mind off things. And thanks for the comment on my blog about not using a thimble. Maybe I'm using the wrong kind of needle.

Ruth said...

Very touching story. I admire that you do everything by hand; I do almost none although I'm always tempted to start something to do while sitting around.

Eva said...

What an excellent piece!

Mrs Moen said...

Oh, Deborah; I am so sorry! What a wonderful and moving history behind the name of your blog.

The quilt is jst lovely!

nan ran said...

Wow, what a beautiful quilt. I hope to be able to cut and sew curves on my quilt some day.

Mary said...

I love the quilt. I'm sorry it has a sad story with it.

Nancy Eisenmenger said...

Lovely quilt! Thank you for your story.

Christine Thresh said...

A lovely quilt. I did not know the reason behind your blog title.
A sad story, but I am glad you had something to carry you through all the waiting times.

Catherine said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely scrappy quilt. So pretty and I like your story behind it and why you make your quilts. Its good to haave something to keep your hands busy and keep your mind busy as well.

Leslie said...

what a special story to share to go along with your quilt. sorry about your loss. thank you for coming by and visiting my blog and being so kind.

Millie said...

What a beautiful quilt and thanks for sharing the story behind your quilt. I am so sooooooooo sorry for your loss. This quilt looks so soft and comfortable.

Bec Clarke said...

That is a lovely quilt and it is such a wonderful story that you have told, these are the best quilts, the ones that have special meaning.

Marcia said...

What a wonderful quilt....to have so much meaning, feelings, memories associated with it. Thanks for sharing.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Very lovely quilt.

MARIKA said...

Admiration and fascinates beautiful creation ,
Marika Hungary

Thimbleanna said...

This is a beautiful quilt -- I'm sure it will always have tender memories for you. That's the great thing about quilts -- they can be such a comfort.

duckyhouse said...

I am so sorry for your loss. thank you for sharing your story and I am so happy that you have memories of your time waiting....even if not all of the memories are happy, they are still memories. best wishes

C. Jaeger said...

Beautiful...in all aspects. Thanks for sharing!

Letterpress said...

Your story about your daughter and waiting is one that tugs at all of our heart strings--many of us in one way or another can relate (my quilt this time is about my daughter and her heart disease!).

I'm glad you had something in your hands, though, something to do while you coped and grieved and perhaps went a bit wild over the loss.

I love the fans, as I'm such a sucker for diagonal patterns in quilts. Thanks for this entry, and your story.

--ELIZABETH E, #115

qusic said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog and your nice comment, I am so glad it made me visit yours and read your story behind your lovely quilt and blog title.That is what I am doing too, keeping my hands busy with quilts or knits while things change, get better or worse, in storms,in pain,in sorrow and try to create something new and perhaps beautiful out of these situations I cannot influence. I works, so we keep on:)
Christiane

Rachel said...

Hello Deborah,
This is a beautiful quilt, but the story behind it is just heartbreaking. My heart goes out to you.

I love that you sew all your quilts by hand. I wouldn't have the patience, but I certainly appreciate how much work goes into them. I've scrolled through some of your past posts - I'm just astounded by your talent. Your work is amazing!

Rachel

Shawn said...

Very pretty quilt, sewing does help to pass the time in good times and difficult ones.

Marit said...

The quilt is so beautiful! I am sorry about the sad story connected to the quilt, sorry for your loss.

Linda said...

Fabulous...what a way to fill waiting time.

Heather said...

What a beautiful quilt, and such a touching story, too. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. And thank you, too, for visiting my blog. I love Christine's patterns, as well! :o)

Zlaty said...

Hi Deborah,

I really love your quilt! After I read your post I like it even more! I know your daughter is smiling from heaven! My Mom has type 2 diabetes, too.

Hugs,
Zlaty

linda said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I know some of what you've been through. My eldest had gone through 14 months of chemotherapy when he was 13, and that is where I learned to wait. Beautiful quilt, and isn't it funny how the cat will always find the quilt!

linda said...

BTW, love the quilt in your profile picture!

Priscilla said...

Such a beautiful quilt, and what a sad story to share. I am so sorry for your loss.
Kristina

ParisMaddy said...

Simply beautiful quilt. I'm sorry for the health problems your daughter endured. Thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

I love the story behind your blog title, though it wasn't always positive. The quilt is great.

AnnieO said...

Handsewing is the ultimate portable project, I'm glad you spent your waiting time creating beauty and sad that your daughter is no longer with you. This reminds me of Paul McCartney saying he spent his time in waiting rooms writing songs while Linda was receiving treatment. Thank you for sharing your quilt's story.

sewpam63 said...

Quilting has a place in our lives when we're ready for it or it's needed. The therapy those stitches provide are many. Occupied hands soothe the heart, mind, spirit, psyche, soul and leave us with a tangible memory. Thank you for sharing yours.

Julie ZS said...

What a beautiful quilt, and a very touching story.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I started quilting when our daughter was about to leave for college.

Your story and your quilt are very touching.