16 August 2014

pink and raspberry tilda

it's finished

i started this top over a year ago
i put it in my ufo drawer, and there it stayed

until three months ago
when i decided, it was time for it to be quilted
it took me three days to finish it

then, there it was, done
but again, there it stayed unfinished with no binding, until last week

i decided on a solid for the binding

and in case you were wondering, it's backed in raspberry spots
this quilt is very very pink!

as with most quilts - they have a story, and this one is no different ...

this quilt started out being the first one i was making for ME, just ME, all for ME, but sewing for me will have to wait

a week ago my favourite great aunt, Grace, found herself in hospital after a fall. at 90 years old her mind is as sharp as a tack but unfortunately her body is failing her and she has had a few falls lately.  her doctors decided she wasn't able to go home to live on her own

she is absolutely devastated at the thought of living out her life in a nursing home knowing she will never return to the home she filled with so many memories of fun and laughter shared with family and friends.  she has always been the life of the party, always naughty and up to mischief, so it's hard to think of her feeling such hopelessness and sadness.  unfortunately she lives in another state and i can't quickly or easily drop around to see her

her favourite colour is pink and i when i looked at this quilt, i knew it belonged to Grace, not me.  

she hasn't received it yet but i hope when she does she wraps herself up in it and she will feel wrapped in my love knowing she is cherished, important and needed ... and smiles again