Tuesday, August 25, 2015

She's Back

Look who's back from the long armed quilter--Grandmother Bessie's Heritage quilt. 

The label will say:
Grandmother Bessie's Heritage Quilt
Pieced by Betty, her Granddaughter, Nashville, TN
Machine quilted by Susan Shay, Smyrna, TN
Binding by Dorothy, her daughter in law Sevierville, TN

The names on the quilt represent, Mothers, Daughters, Granddaughters, Sisters, Nieces, Daughters-in-law, Sisters-in-law, Aunts, Friends and Neighbors

Susan, the long armed quilter did a fabulous job with the machine quilting.  The quilt is as pretty on the back as it is on the front.
Grandmother Bessie died in 1995.  I miss her:  her laughter, her steel blue eyes, the smell of baking biscuits coming from her kitchen, her stories about family.   I think about her life experiences and her wisdom.  Her birthday is September 29.  

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Flag of Valor

Flag of Valor
Minick and Simpson

In 2010, Moda challenged designers and quilters to join together for Quilts of Valor.  Minick and Simpson joined the challenge and designed a quilt which they called Flag of Valor.

While cleaning my stitch den, I rediscovered my red stars and some of my favorite red and blue fabric.  Let's not talk about the state of the stitching den or the year Moda issued the challenge.  Let's talk about another unfinished project on its way to being finished.