"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bridging generations

Last summer, my friend Tami surprised me with this gorgeous stack of vintage quilt blocks.  They had been pieced by her Grandma.  Neither Tami or her Mom sews or does any quilting, so she wanted me to have them.

Such pretty blocks in shades of blue with white polka dots and white with a tiny red pin dot.  It didn't take me long to know I wanted to make something special for Tami with some of these special treasures.

I started piecing 4 of the blocks Tami's Grandma made together & added a red with white pin dot border.  That red fabric is also vintage, but only from the 1970s.  I did some hand quilting since I'm sure that's what Tami's Grandma would have done.

Of course, Fluff had to help me...such a good kitty.  Tami loves kitties, so I knew she wouldn't mind.  
Each stitch made me feel connected with a quilter from the past...and honored to be able to use Tami's Grandma's quilt blocks.

I added some white with red pin dot fabric for the back & mailed this pillow off to Tami.  She has received it so I can share it here with you.  I'm so happy I was able to thank Tami for her wonderful gift by making something special for her.  That's what friends are for, right?  Thanks again, Tami!