Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sail away

I love my sail boat quilt.

I made in memory of my infant son Matthew who never got to come home from the hospital and wreck it.  As I  hand quilted each boat, there are 12, I tried to put sorrow and grief into each boat and have it sail away from me.  I stitched in his name and mine and it is always somewhere in the house.  Here it is draped over a storage chest for more quilts!

My girls have both requested it as their future inherited quilt so I said I would make a copy.  Each daughter volunteered her sister to get the clone.  See, all the grief has sailed away and been replaced by normal sisterly squabbling.

Isn't quilting grand?

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