Thursday, July 28, 2011

A memory quilt

Way back in March 2011, I finished a memory quilt that I was asked to make for my Dad's lady friend.   I was a nervous wreck .. would they (the lady friend & her family) like it?  Did I do a good enough job?  I was a nervous wreck.

I was much relieved when Dad's lady friend called to say that she loved it.  I mean she LOVED IT.  Furthermore, everyone in her family was simply enthralled with the quilt.   I was tickled when she called again, a couple of weeks later, to tell me *again* how much she loved it.  :-)

I had made it with the intent of it being used as a lap quilt, but it was apparently so well received that it is now hanging in the foyer of the lady friend's home. :-)

In retrospect, I suppose that I could have simply slapped something together and since none of the people involved know how to sew, it would have looked amazing.  But I can't do stuff like that.  I want to do the best that I can under the situation.  I was pleased with how it turned out and am very gratified that they liked it also.

(Adult) children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren made memory squares to be included.  They were all *so* creatively made.  I certainly had "challenge" blocks and angst about how to assemble all these disparate pieces.  But in the end ... voila!  it was done.  :-)

Once a quilt is done, the NEXT project is always to make a webpage for it.  Time spent doing the webpage is time that I'm not sewing ... and if I want to be sewing, I begrudge the webpage time.  Most times the sewing wins and the webpage suffers. :-)

But now, I can finally say that the webpage for the memory quilt is DONE and active!  woo hoo!

For all the gory details, links and LOTS more pictures, please visit my web page for
Josephine's Memory Quilt.


  1. You left a comment on my blog asking about a crochet pattern - it's from the book Heirloom Afghans, edited by Judy Crow. It's a newer book--I found it at JoAnns, but I'm sure you could find it just about anywhere. =)


  2. What a beautiful and touching quilt. I have been trying to think of something to make my mom for Christmas, and this gives me all kinds of possibilities. Thank you for showing this.