Saturday, November 14, 2015

And when life changes...


A few weeks ago, I started working on 
this little quilt for my friend Patty's 
son and soon-to-be bride.
Actually, this was my third try.


There had been two others in different 
colorways, but I just wasn't happy...
I wanted the kids to just love IT.


Finally, I had to decide that 
I was making it for the right reasons and that
it would be OK...
Because I really just loved THEM.


This pattern is one I fell in love with 
designed by Ashley over at Film In The Fridge.


It's called Converging Corners...
I thought it was appropriate for the newlyweds
because their two corners of the world were
converging into one.


This quilt also represented to me all the different
scraps we pull together in our lives to make a future.


The colors, the textures, the stitches...all things
that make our lives rich, unique, personal.


How we arrange them is up to us.


And then we bind them together...in this case
not only with lovely fabric, but with a vow.
These two young people are vowing to love,
cherish and join all the corners of their 
lives together - forever.


Just a like a quilt, this couple will experience
many days of warmth, trials, messes, and 
washes with clean starts. They might even
suffer some tatters and tears...
Ultimately mended and loved once again
to become even softer as the years go by.


So much goes into every quilt we make in our
lives...but when they are finished, hopefully
they convey beauty.


Hopefully, we can look back and see all
the memories of our lives in our quilts.


As this one went out to the new couple,
My prayer for them was simple.
When life changes, and it will...
remember the scraps you started out with
that are now faithfully stitched together,
mended in love, washed in your vows to
one another and bound with strength and grace.


Congratulations Garrett and Lauren...


May you walk in this lifetime together, forever...

10 comments:

  1. What a well written post. I hope you printed it off and included it with the quilt. I have goosebumps all the way down to my toes! And the quilt? Stunning.

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  2. This is what I LOVE. Giving a gift and including your thoughts on the symbolism of the piece. The story is always there in a gift given from the heart. Sharing the story is a big part of the gift too.
    xx, Carol

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  3. Everything about this post is beautiful...the quilt, the words, the photos. Very sweet and so true.

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  4. Smiles and hugs for this beautiful quilt and wonderful testimony!

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  5. I absolutely adore this. It is simply gorgeous malorgeous. Love it almost as much as I love you sweet sweet lady. Patti xxxxxxxxxx

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  6. Beautiful - the quilt and the thought process. I'm sure it will be loved.

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  7. Love the way this turned out and
    yes a copy of this should go in with the quilt.

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