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.


Susan said...

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


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 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...

I am absolutely inspired by your beautiful quilt. It is gorgeous.

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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