Friday, October 9, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival



Amy, who blogs as Park City Girl is again hosting an online virtual quilt show. The first quilt show was last Spring. It was an awesome event with many different quilts and stories about the creation of the quilts. This past week when I read that another quilt festival was planned, I knew I wanted to participate. Not only was I able to visit many wonderful blogs, but I met some wonderful bloggers.

The quilt that I chose for this festival was originally made for our older son's wife. It's from a pattern by Buggy Barn called Blaze's Heart. I collected the pink and neutral fabrics on my first Atlanta Shop Hop. It was the first quilt that I choose fabrics for instead of replicating the fabrics from another quilt or kit. It was so rewarding to have the fabrics work together. I wasn't sure that our son's wife appreciated quilts and quilting, but went ahead with plans for this quilt. Much to our regret, their marriage didn't endure through tough times. I reassured our son that I had made this quilt as a gift and that it was her quilt to keep. I only hoped that it wouldn't end up as a charity donation. When he brought his final possessions home, he returned the quilt to me. I don't know if she values quilts, but I do know that our son values, and treasures the time and love put into a quilt. This quilt has come home to rest. It is put away for now. My prayer is that he discovers a new woman who will love him in good times and bad. One day this special quilt will have a new home.




19 comments:

Zonnah said...

That is a sad story, but a beautiful quilt.

Melinda said...

Too bad about the marriage but it is great that she gave your son the quilt. It is a beautiful quilt and hopefully will be appreciated in the future.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Becky such a lovely quilt. So sorry that it has traveled through hard times already. But it may yet bring comfort somewhere. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Its a beautiful quilt with a storied past already begun...many happy wishes to come for the quilt and your son!

tooznie said...

What a lovely quilt. I'm sorry it's stored away with no forever home for the moment.

julieQ said...

Such a gorgeous quilt, and I am glad it found it's way home again.

Brenda said...

Glad the quilt came home to rest. Someday it will all work out for him and the quilt will have a new home.

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful Quilt. Thanks for participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Roslyn said...

I too made a beautiful quilt for a son & his wife-but when our beloved son died his wife remarried she returned the quilt to me.
It has bitter sweet memories.
I hope your son finds a new love for life.

Geertrude said...

Such a sad story. I hope that this beautiful quilt will have a story with a happy ending in a few years!

Susan said...

I really like that quilt. You did do a great job of picking out the colors! I hope that everything works out for your son. It's great that he appreciates the time and love that you put into a quilt.

Rene' said...

So sad...glad you have the quilt back ready for happier times. It's a beautiful quilt. Love the hearts. Thanks for sharing.

AnnieO said...

That is a sad story for a gorgeously colored and beautifully made quilt. I hope it has a happy ending. Thank you for sharing your quilt's story.

Lonci said...

Beautiful quilt:)

Teresa said...

It is a nice quilt indeed. I made a quilt for my son's fiancee at his request because she had never had a hand made quilt before. As I was stitching the binding down - he came in - and you guessed it, told me the engagement was off. She was a very sweet girl, but I had my reservations about their engagement from the start, so I really was not surprised. He broke it off with her and she was very hurt at first. I gave her the quilt anyway, as she had been in my thoughts the whole time I was making it. To this day, she calls me her second mom - so that quilt had a happy ending. I hope your quilt also finds a happy home with your son in the near future.

Erin said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Do you have a quilt group. I live north of Atlanta too and am looking for a group that doesn't meet during the day. I teach in Forsyth Co.

Carolyn said...

Very pretty!

Gretchen Joanna said...

I love the colors of your quilt. Your story about it being rejected reminds me of how God's love also remains and is of great value, whether or not it is received and appreciated. The loving care you put into it is not lost.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Your quilt is beautiful and it is so nice that your son treasures your work.