Monday, January 18, 2010

Design wall

I'm still working on my I-spy exchange; ( I showed it last week),1 hour a day. I pulled this out to use as my ender, starters. So each time I come to the end of chaining the endless snowballs I pick up one of the 4-patches to put together to finish this someday. I wonder how big it will be.
It's my 'funeral quilt' since I prepared the 'white' pieces during the last few weeks of my son's life and then during his funeral his friends and family wrote on them. Each piece was pressed to freezer paper with lines drawn on them that indicated which way to write, and lines to help the writers. Otherwise I would have had most of them in one orientation, this way I got a mix.
It's been 10 years; 11 next month, and I can handle working on it now. It has a chain of red through it because Brian had/has red hair. I've cut pieces for it occasionally through the years as I cut apart a plaid shirt or find something that I think he'd like.

5 comments:

Paula said...

This is a lovely quilt in progress. I'm so sorry about your loss. But, this is a great reminder of the son you love.

Teaquilts said...

Great scrap quilt.

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful design and what a lovely memory quilt!

Ivani said...

a very special memorial quilt.

Gari said...

What a wonderful way to commerate his life. And great that you were smart enough to wait until you were ready. Thanks for sharing.