Sunday, July 7, 2013

Santa Quilt

I can't believe a month has gone by since Mom passed away.  At times I feel like she is just away on vacation, and then the reality hits, hard!
I'm sorry I haven't replied to everyone who sent me their condolences and some wonderful words of encouragement.  Please know how much your thoughtfulness and support meant to me.

Needless to say I haven't been accomplishing much on the quilting front, but I thought you might like to see a photo of my very first applique quilt.

I made this quilt sometime between 1996 and 1998, using many of Jan Kornfeind's (Country Appliques) patterns,and some of my own. When I started the blocks I had no idea how I was going to put it all together, but it went together like a dream.  I had so much fun with this one.
 I was working at a small quilt shop in town at the time, and even though this was my first applique quilt they asked me to teach a class based on this design.  This was my first introduction to teaching and I loved it.  I met some fabulous people and found it so inspiring .  I really missed it when I had to give it up while I was caring for Mom, but maybe I will be able to get back to it again.

Chat with you later.

8 comments:

Susan said...

Good to see you back on line!!! Pick up your needle, it will be good therapy!!!

Susan

Bobbie Bentneedle said...

One day, when I was quietly stitching, I could almost feel Mama smiling down at me. After that, I feel it often, and I smile back.

marina said...

what a gorgeous quilt.
I hope you will find yourself and your love for crafting again once time passes a little.

Ina said...

It's beautiful! I find peacefulness when I am doing hand work. I hope you will too...it takes time. xo

Carrie P. said...

Dorothy, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I felt that same way about my dad, like he was on vacation sometimes. It is good to see you are working on your applique again.

Scattered Threads said...

Hello,
I am absolutely inspired by your beautiful quilt. It is gorgeous.
TFS.
Jackie:)

Marie Anne said...

I just found your blog, Dorothy, I love your Santa quilt. I was wondering if there is a pattern available or is was bits and pieces from things you saw and things you imagines. I would definitively love to buy a copy of the pattern

Dorothy said...

Hi Marie Anne,

I made this quilt using many of Jan Kornfeind's (Country Appliques) patterns,and some of my own. I believe her patterns are still available.

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