Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Show-and-tell Tuesday: Mary's quilt

Good thing Tuesday rolls around once a week - at least it gives me a tiny bit of discipline for blogging!

Occasionally I run across a photo of something I made that has completely slipped my memory. Such was the case this week.

I really liked making this little quilt. I made it a couple of years ago as a comfort gift for Mary, an old high school friend of my daughter’s who was recovering from brain surgery at age 23. I think often of Mary, but had forgotten all about this quilt. I had lots of black and white fabric in my stash at the time, and decided to zing it up with some brights. It seemed to suit the sensibilities of this creative and vibrant young lady.

Come to think of it, this is also one of the few quilts I’ve ever labeled. One of my friends had given me some red fabric imprinted with the words “When this you see, remember me” – so that made an appropriate border for a muslin label, where Maureen and I both wrote our good wishes to Mary before we mailed it to her in Texas.

Mary wrote back that she loved the quilt, and said she sometimes even wore it around the house as a cape!

It’s been awhile since I’ve heard how Mary’s doing. Finding this photo makes me want to check in with her. I believe that’s exactly what I’ll do.


Pieces said...

Oh, what a fabulous, cheerful quilt! My brother also had brain cancer at that age--he would have loved the colors in your quilt. I hope that Mary is doing well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

Devorah said...

What a lovely quilt and what a wonderful memory. I hope that Mary is still doing well.

Angelika said...

Love the quilt and the black and white make the colors pop out even more. It's the simple patterns that make the most beautiful quilts. (Did I say that before?)

tiennie said...

Great quilt. Hope Mary is doing well!

Wool Winder said...

How pretty! Glad you came across this picture and shared it with us.

ruth said...

It's a beautiful quilt, and I hope that Mary is doing well.

Anonymous said...

This is Mary, and I am doing well. The quilt is doing better than I am! I still wear that quilt as a cape! I lost all my hair after radiation and I have titanium plates in my head . . . so I got soooo cold. It was the best thing ever. It was very warm but light enough that it didn't hurt my scars.

I sleep with it every night. It covers my head when I sleep to keep my feet warm. Weird, I know. But my body spends a lot of time warming the "metal head" and my feet get cold. So I sleep with a quilt on my head!

This was the best gift of my life. I am so thankful for the quilt and for the friendship and kindness of MOMS!!

Knittymuggins said...

Beautiful quilt! I'm so glad to read Mary's comment and hear that she's doing well :) As you've stopped to comment on my blog once or twice, I thought I'd tag you with the 7 random facts meme that's been going around the past couple days. You can read my answers and the rules on my blog (knittymuggins.wordpress.com) and I'll check back for your answers soon if you decide to play. No pressure though! Hope you're doing well :)