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The quilt that I chose for this festival was originally made for our older son's wife.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.