Thursday, August 12, 2010

Raggedy and Friends

I decided I needed a break from my routine and pulled out the pattern for the first block of the new  redwork BOM from  The Painted Quilt.  It took me two days, but I have it done. 

I decided to use a bundle of 30's fabrics I purchased about 3 years ago on a trip to Iowa for a cousin's funeral.  For some reason every time I thought of using them it made me sad. Now I think the time has come to use them and as I do I can think of my cousin Lois and treasure the memories.  I miss her so much!  She could always make me laugh and this fun BOM is sure to be full of smiles as well. 

Too bad I have to wait until the 20th for Block 2!


Barb said...

Soooooooooooooo cute!!

Janet said...

I am working on my block too. This is such a cute quilt. What a wonderful way to remember your cousin as you stitch and when you see this quilt. Isn't it funny how fabric has memories for us?
I'm looking forward to Block 2. I'm still working on A & A. Take care.

Helen said...

Hi Mary,

How adorable! I was toying with the idea of doing this project, but as there are about a zillion other things I'm also working on, I passed... perhaps I'll purchase the pattern when it's released.

Thank you so much for my siggy blocks!

Happy Sewing!

Crispy said...

Too Cute Mary!! This will really make someone smile :o)


Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Mary, that is too cute..

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Mary, I'm happy to see someone else working on this quilt, too. I love redwork and I'm using red and red/white fabrics.

Riley said...

FABULOUS job on the embroidery!
I hope the choice of use will turn the sad memories into a happy gathering of good memories.

Donna said...

Your block looks so nice. I've been very tempted to start that project also.