Friday, October 25, 2013

Flower Pots from 2001

Today I am sharing a quilt from 2001. 
That year, every day I drove my 10 years old son, a sixth grader to Jr. high for an accelerated math class. Schools district we lived in was quite accomodating and teachers were very helpful. Two schools worked together for his academic needs.
He went and did his math for an hour while I sat in the car and worked on this quilt. After his class he went back to his elementary school and resumed the day.
Shail and I became good friends that year. This are Flower Pots from 2001.


Pattern is by Blackbird Designs.
I was pretty new at this and enjoyed every single stitch. I chose contrasting colored thread to be able to see the stitches.  

 



 A new applique quilt is sounding pretty good this fall. 


But first, I am going to put a sleeve on this quilt. I have never hung this quilt on the wall.


  I remember how much fun this was! It seems so long ago!


Shail, now leaves in Michigan. He is enjoying his new job and exploring everything that's coming his way.  

I love how life goes on and days become memories. We revisit those days through our quilts when we see them. Keep making whatever it is you are working on today. Some day you will look back and reflect on  this day.
 

16 comments:

  1. great quilt with a great story!

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  2. This quilt is so beautiful! And your quilting stitches are perfect.

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  3. That's lovely. I like to have something to show for all those hours spent waiting.....

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  4. what a beautiful traditional quilt. The berries and flowers are beautiful.
    I have never seen this one.
    Love the quilting vine on the border - it will be very pretty hung in your beautiful home.

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  5. beautiful quilt and wonderful memories! Love that about quilting too. ;)

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  6. It's such a treat when you show us your older quilts that we haven't seen. This is so beautiful!! You'll enjoy seeing it hanging on your wall where it can bring happy memories.

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  7. Lovely! Both memories and quilt:)

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  8. Really lovely, this inspires me to make a quilt with this much applique, thanks for sharing your impeccable hand applique!

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  9. What a VERY beautiful thing...not only the quilt but the connection to it with the loving sacrifices of a mother to her child!! The beauty of living...this sacrifice of love. So enjoy your work!!!

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  10. A beautifully, lovingly, patiently put together piece of art in every which way!!! love the quilting on the borders!! What a beautiful and traditional 'math class memory quil't in a way!

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  11. Ooh, how warm and pretty! It's cheerful and calm, all at the same time. I especially love your vine quilting in the border. You make me want to make an appliqué quilt this fall too.

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  12. You exemplify that every quilt has a story. Sometimes it is so heart warming to walk down memory. I'm glad Shail is happy at his job.

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  13. Hi,Sujata!
    What beautiful quilts!! So charming and heart warming post.
    Tomoko

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  14. This is absolutely beautiful. Great Job

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  15. Love the folksy flavor of these beautiful flower pots and what great memories were tied into this quilt.
    Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous Diwali, Sujata!

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  16. So glad to hear that your son arrived Nagoya! Nagoya is a beautiful place that is rapidly developing these days. I can show around my town Nara if he has a chance to visits Nara and needs someone to guide here!!! It is an old historical and beautiful place.I hope he enjoys Japan.Our older son now lives in Nagoya. He has been working there since he graduated his University!
    Have a good day, you and your family!
    Tomoko

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