Friday, May 20, 2011

The Story Behind the Quilt

This quilt started out because the blue and the green Katie Jump Rope liked each other so much.  But then I started an orange quilt, and had these wonderful orange scraps.  (By the way, the orange quilt still isn't finished.  Can I get an "Amen"!)  I had ordered some Sandi Henderson Meadowsweet because...  And then on day, it all came together in my mind.

When I looked at this fabric together while quilting my mind kept wandering back to Grandmas and Grandpas.  I grew up with all of them with me until I was in sixth grade.  I have great memories.  When may maternal grandparents went to Florida, they brought me back Orange Blossom Perfume.  I can still smell it!  When my paternal grandparents moved to Florida, I got a small bottle every time I visited them.

So this quilt is "Orange Blossom Perfume"  in loving memory of the sweet times I had with all my grandparents.

Quilted with a feather stitch, I love how the soft orange thread looks on the blue KJR!

Since the original pictures were a bit washed out from the bright light and the snow, I took a couple to day.

It has been one of the very few non-rainy days since the snow melted!

I just can't tell you how soft KJR is.

Here is its summer resting place.  It is ready for a chilly moment, or maybe just there if I need to remember Grandma's hugs.

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  1. What a lovely tribute to the glorious memories of grandparents!

  2. Such a beautiful quilt. Your imagination join color and pattern perfectly.

  3. Hi, your quilt is very pretty. A great reminder of happy times.

  4. Enjoyed the story behind your quilt. Looks wonderful hanging where you have it!

  5. I love that quilt. It looks like it could be vintage but then you get up close and it is definitely not. Beautiful. I totally agree with you on the KJR. I found some on clearance for $3-$5 yard at 2 different shops so I bought up the warm colors and made what became my very favorite quilt EVER. I love it because the colors are so beautiful and it is soooo soft.


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