Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Great Find

Finding a set of quilt blocks sparks the imagination of a quilter. All sorts of questions are asked. I found just such a set of signature blocks.

 Questions of a Quilt Sleuth

 WHO?      The signatures are from my Husband's family and mine.
 WHAT?    A memory from the last visit to the USA that included
                  extended family on both sides.
 WHEN?   Summer 199
 WHERE? At family gatherings in  Nevada, Michigan and Ohio.
 HOW?      Each time family members gathered I asked them to sign 3
                  The 3 sets of signed blocks where divided between
                   my 2 DD's and myself.
 WHY?      Signature quilt blocks traditionally celebrate significant
                  These blocks  are a record of Family


A search through the scraps and every other box I could find unearthed scraps of most of the fabrics in the original signature blocks.

CHALLENGE    Make a quilt !!!!

I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Unexpected finds and memories are the reasons I quilt.
What do you enjoy about your quilting ?  Terry                     


Suedio said...

I love unexpected finds . . . can't wait to see your progress with this quilt Terry.

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a great find! It must be wonderful seeing all those names of loved ones. I quilt for creativity and to play with colours, memories are made along the way...

ria vogelzang said...

Just love such great family reminders!! A good thing to make a quilt, so it will be rememberd always!
And what a lovely needle pad in the previous post. Also a lovely memory from the past; cherished!
Love from the Netherlands, Ria. :)

Vireya said...

I'll enjoy watching the progress as you make the quilt.

Helen said...

What a great treasure! I always quilt 'by heart' of fabric, love of family and friends, and more.

Nat Palaskas said...

This is going to be exciting projects. Have fun and enjoy the week - Hugs Nat