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Rusting Orange and Green


Yesterday I wrote about processing some of my mother’s quilty unfinished projects. When I was much younger, she made all my dresses—in her favorite colors–turquoise, rust, orange, and brown. I think I learned to sew so I could have dresses and skirts made in my favorite colors–not hers.

It is hard to work with colors you just don’t like.

The above piece had just the central star piece; but I had all her left-over fabrics to add these borders and try to put a different take on her very traditional style.

It will be quilted and then gifted to a great-grandchild–who hopefully will use it as a snuggle blanket, a tent, a picnic table–in short–love it as a gift from someone who would have loved to play with them.


3 Comments Post a comment
  1. What a wonderful gift!

    February 28, 2018
  2. Linda W Miles #

    A wonderful legacy. I pray the great-grandchild will appreciate her good luck, no good fortune.

    February 28, 2018
  3. It is hard to tell if they do or not–thank you notes are not something that seems to be regularly done. I tried to have my sons verbalize thanks rather than write but sometimes it feels like I am sending them out into the world and not know their final fate—they are all labeled though and I take care to write a wish/prayer for the recipient. There is also an old custom of the quilter sleeping under the quilt before gifting it–and I make sure that happens as well. Thanks for following me along my journey here on my blog.

    March 1, 2018

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