This little quilt actually began
back in the 1900's.
32" x 32"
My dear friend, Norma, gifted me 4 antique star blocks
many years ago.
This April Norma passed away.
She was 85 years young.
What better thing to do than to take
those blocks and put them together into a
special quilt to remember our
connecting us both with the original quilter
from long ago.
Just one problem.
Do you see what I mean?
Not with our friendship, of course!
Those 8 points can be a
challenge no matter what century
they are sewn.
I deconstructed the blocks,
redrafted and marked the pieces,
and being careful with the seam allowances,
sewed the blocks back together.
Norma had also given me a piece of fabric
that was so similar to the indigo and flower print
that I had to use it for the setting.
It was uncanny how similar the fabrics were.
Norma and I had been friends for 30+ years
celebrating quilting and life.
She was a sharing and caring person
and will be missed each time
the "Quilty Buddies" get together.
I hand quilted hearts in the open areas and
in the borders and, of course,
needed to add a red backing.
Many times we take our friendships
for granted and assume we will be together
forever. This past year has been a reality
check. Always cherish your friends
and family and the time we're together.
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Until Next Time-