Friday, April 17, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Check out the quilt festival. So many beautiful quilts!



Here's my favorite... not so awe-inspiring, perhaps, but it's full of love. When my dad died in 2002, my online friends sent heart blocks to me and also to my sister. I made this quilt from those hearts. Some of the setting fabrics are hand dyed by my sister's friend. My sister's quilt used a different setting, but we now have similar quilts made to remember our dad.

This quilt is a wonderful size for cuddling, perfect weight and softness, and comforts me as I think of my dad. Like someone else said: if we have a house fire, I hope I'm near this quilt so I can grab it as I run out.

20 comments:

Lollydo said...

Oh, you win! I LOVE your quilt's story! What a beautiful quilt, and .. who cares what we think, you love it and that's all that matters!

Serena said...

Beautiful. I'm glad you posted on it! I love that so much energy went into it's creation.

Zonnah said...

That was so sweet of them. The quilt is very pretty!

Clare said...

I love the colours and sentiments. If it was mine I'd grab it first too if there was a fire.

Beth said...

so so pretty and thoughtful

Kerri said...

such a pretty quilt!!

scrappy quilter said...

What a pretty quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the hearts. What a special quilt for you to love. Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda said...

What a precious quilt. It's always nice to know that people care.

Andrea said...

I believe that the most precious quilts are not those that will win best in show, but those that have emotional significance to us and that we can cuddle up with. That's the way it is for me!

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Beautiful quilt with precious memories! Thanks for sharing :))

Dagmar from Germany

mariamichaelsdesigns said...

I think that the most beautiful, special quilts are those like yours that mean so very much! I'm so glad to have the opportunity to see and read about yours.

Maria

stitchinpenny said...

What wonderful and caring friends to give the blocks to make a memorial quilt.

Bunny said...

I clicked on the pic and saw it close up and the hearts look like jewels. Lovely story and a very special quilt that willl be cherished forever.

Quilt Rat said...

What a wonderful quilt and story, an inspiration.

Andi said...

Such a touching story and an amazing keepsake.

quiltmom said...

carol,
I love heart quilts and this is certainly a quilt about hearts-
I am sure that this quilt is one that you continue to find comfort from.
Thanks for sharing your lovely story.
Regards,
Anna

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love your quilt story - beautiful! I've read many times how turbulent times have created something beautiful - another stellar example. The generosity of quilters never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for sharing your special quilt!

ROZ said...

Really a wonderful remembrance

karen said...

What a wonderful memory, so crisp and colorful! I'm sure it brings you comfort when you are in need of feeling your father's arms around you! Thanks for sharing a little of yourself in such a creative way.