January 14, 2010

The Patchworks Of My Life...

My next sewing project is patiently awaiting my attention in the studio. Before I embarked on all my Christmas creations, I had sewn together an assortment of Moda's French General "Rouenneries" charm pack squares. Then I hung the assembled fabrics on a hanger on my studio door. It's right there where I can see it whenever I enter or leave my studio.

I am completely in love with these fabrics, so I'm looking forward to turning this into a quilt for the master bedroom. In addition to the charm packs, I have jelly rolls (2.5" strips of each fabric in the line), fat quarters and yardage. I have all the fabric I'll need for the back of the quilt, too.

I'm just sure it's going to be one of my favorite quilts ever! I also will remember the time surrounding its creation, as I do with most of my larger projects.

This particular quilt will remind me of this week in my life. I'll associate it with healing, family and friends who sent up prayers for my quick recovery, and Handsome leaving the hospital with me in his own wheelchair, following an unforeseen turn of events.

We're both home now, both healing and feeling better. And the quilt pieces awaiting my touch will represent more pieces of our life together.

Thank you for your prayers, your kind thoughts and your good wishes. I'm feeling so much better already.
JoySignatureBROWNSM

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DeeDee said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely....just as you both are...hope time goes by quickly so you are all better real soon...both of you...

cannot wait to see this finished...

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, I am so glad you are home and the healing can begin. I hope Handsome is doing fine now. The fabrics are fantastic! This quilt will be gorgeous and I hope you feel loved and protected every time you look at it. Enjoy your day! Twyla

te_roti said...

I sense another story coming on here. Both of you get better soon.

Minimiss

Carol at Serendipity said...

Donna,

Hope you and Handsome are all recovered!!!! The quilt is going to be beautiful (they all are). Take care.

Carol

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Good grief! Both of you in the hospital! Ok... sending really big giant prayers for you both. I indeed agree that this quilt will hold lots of memories every time you look at it. Funny how quilts always seem to do that. Quilts are like friends, they both lend great comfort when needed.
yf,
shell

The French Bear said...

Donna, I hop you and Handsome are both doing better, what a time you've had!
I agree, this is going to be a beautiful quilt! I love The French General fabrics!!!! I have some lovely things from there, I love my book on housekeeping from FG.
Have a nice restful weekend!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Denise said...

Those are beautiful colors....... and do you hand quilt? I have finished two that my grandmother pieced together and have three more to do....... So time consuming but they are sooooooo wonderful to have on my bed.......

Blessings to you this Friday..

Christine Edwards said...

Wishing you and your hubby a speedy recovery. Gosh, both of you at the same time, huh? The colors of your quilt are beautiful. I hope all is on the mend now.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a week for you! Wishing you and Handsome a very quick recovery! The fabrics are beautiful and will make a gorgeous quilt!

Hugs,
Julia

Shirley said...

Your quilt will be beautiful. There is just something about a hand made quilts that have an extra special feeling about them. Sending you prayers that you and your hubby have a speedy recovery. A Missouri Friend

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