Memory Quilt

Memory quilt for Susie from Julie's shirtsThis quilt was made from cotton shirts worn by a special Aunt and will be given to my cousin for Christmas.  Machine pieced and hand quilted, it took about 5 months to complete.  I did enjoy each step in the process and focused on family memories while working on it.  I did not think to get the measurements before I sent it off, but it is certainly long and wide enough to wrap up in and feel the hugs.  I have heard that it has arrived –will be opened Christmas Eve, our family’s traditional time to open our gifts after a Polish family Christmas Eve supper.

I’ve been putting more white in my quilts lately and find I really like the effect.  Bright colors–rarely used in the past–just seem to pop against the white.

No snow for Christmas this year.   This is our 4th Christmas living in Maine and the first without snow!   Not complaining, the milder weather has really cut down on our heating bills.  It is the first time we are staying here for the holidays and it has been delightful to be able to bake, decorate, and just enjoy home.   Love the peacefulness of it. Merry Christmas to all.



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