"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A BATIK QUILT FOR PAUL, ON THE HOME STRETCH

I am heading into the home stretch on a quilt I am making for my son, Paul. The last time I shared a picture of the quilt it was at it appears in the first picture below. Now I am adding the borders. First I added a solid 2.5" border and next I will add a border of 4 patch blocks of the same design as in the quilt.  First, though, I had to line up and identify the 20 fabrics in this quilt (I've done this a million times with this quilt). These strips will become blocks before you know it. 

I loved seeing all of the fabrics lined up in this manner. When I choose a design and fabrics for a quilt, I try to match them to the person who will live with the quilt for many years to come. When I stood back and looked at these strips of fabric, I really felt that I'd captured Paul and what he's all about---all of the outdoors; peace; adventure; kindness; fairness; bravery; fascination; challenge; all with a good dose of wild thrown in.



4 comments:

  1. Looks fabuloso! I have no idea why I'm speaking Italian -- sort of -- maybe cuz I'm making marinara sauce as we speak!

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  2. Thank you so much for your donation for my granddaughters projects! They will be thrilled!

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Some day, I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one, I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.