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9/29/09

Did you ever think . . . . .


Aunt Jane asks her niece:
Did you ever think, child, how much piecin' a quilt's like livin' a life?

Then she explains in plain, heartfelt language about picking out calico "caliker" and patterns.

The Lord sends us pieces ..... (she says)


but we can cut 'em out and put 'em together
pretty much to suit ourselves ..
..


there's a heap more in the cuttin' and the sewin' 
than there is in the caliker.

I made this queen-size quilt from thrifted fabric;

Suzanne Cady, friend, machine-quilted it for me
The text is from
A Quilter's Wisdom: Conversations with Aunt Jane
based on a text by Eliza Calvert Hall
 Chronicle Books, San Francisco 1994

9 comments:

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

So much work, so much thinking, so much love goes into a quilt :o)

Carolyn x

Pat said...

yes, especially the love......

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Thanks Pat - it is my husband ♥

Pat said...

lucky man ..... lucky you ... both

Gunnels blog said...

Beautiful quilt! And yes, so much thinking in that stitching!!!! Sometimes when I look at something I have made, so can I remember what I thinking of when I did the stitching or what I was listen to, I often listen to radio or a book / novel

Phyllis said...

So much truth in such simple wisdom. My mother made a similar quilt a few years before she passed away, all with scraps of very vibrant colors, something she loved.

Pat said...

Yes, Gunnel I understand. For the music I am now listening to internet radio (pandora) and sewing and planning and thinking to wonderful music. Today it is Cesaria from Portugal.

Phyllis, when I was a new quilter, Larry came home from a yard sale with a very large box of fabric scraps from an old woman who no longer wanted to or could quilt. So I was her beneficiary in more ways than one .... her scraps gave me hours, weeks of pleasure. And now they keep me warm.

Deb G said...

Lots of wisdom here. There is something magical about creating order of little pieces.

Pat said...

oh yes. .... magical and lyrical ....

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