Friday, October 07, 2011

On the Washing Line: Hand Sewn Quilt

Washing line in Northeast of England

It was fun to see a quilt I had so lovingly made by hand back in the 80's for my mother still in use, and still in FAB shape. 
There is a story behind this quilt, a story of a young mother in Texas, whose heart ached with homesickness and wanted the comfort of knowing that her mother would touch the quilt and feel that thread of love even in  a piece of cloth thousands of miles away.


Cyranetta said...

It's absolutely lovely, made more so by the meaning that surrounds it.

Petrena said...

Such a lovely quilt...I really like the colors and the pattern (did you design the pattern yourself?)

And I bet your mama was aching to hold you as much as you for her. How nice that she still has it and has obviously cherished it (aren't moms like that, tho?)

JafaBrit's Art said...

gosh, I can't remember Petrena. I had templates I cut out of plastic, but where I got the idea or pattern I don't know.

glad you and Cyranetta like it :)

deb said...

I know moving across the ocean seemed like such a SMALL thing until I had a family of my own, now sometimes I wonder what was I thinking!!

JafaBrit's Art said...

It's hard, yes?