Quilts and other musings

December 13, 2008 at 11:42 pm Leave a comment

I am a poor correspondant

It’s been over 3 months between postings, anyone would have thought that I had abandoned this blog

The usual family stuff going on. I have started a few new projects, done a little on some others, and ignored the rest due to “motivational deficiency”, or “Can’t Be Bothered Syndrome”

I found a new (to me) blog tonight, and it got me thinking. Decaf quilts wrote about what she calls her “Home Quilt”.

I finally “Get It”. It’s not about how many quilts I start, or how many quilts I finish.

I am a quilter, it’s what I do and an important part of what makes me who I am. I make two kinds of quilts and I have (at last) realised that both sorts of quilts show my kids that I love them.

I machine piece every day quilts. These are the quilts my kids will remember best. Quilts that I make for each of them, or the sofa, to be loved and worn out. The quilts that start on beds, turn into cubby houses, tents, or whatever their imaginations can make them.

Second are my versions of the “Home Quilt”, the few that may never be complete, hand pieced, perhaps appliqued, but with much time and love put into them. The heirlooms. Quiet time quilts. A different set of memories are sewn into them……..from when I had a little spare time, while I was waiting…….in the doctor’s office, at sport events, while the kids read or did homework, or even late at night, when the house was quiet, and I couldn’t sleep

Whether these quilts are made up of tiny pieces, carefully co-ordinated and placed in precise order, or seemingly random scraps sewn together to create the whole, both of these methods work for their respective quilts. And they help make memories for my family.

I have no pictures to post, no new quilts finished (of mine at least)….and it’s nearly Christmas, so I will close with………

Gratitudes

readers who have gotten this far
my family, they take me “as is”, on the good and not-so good days
my chauffer (Paul, my husband). He drops everythings to take me anywhere, and encourages whatever hair-brained idea I get……even cutting for a quilt at 2 am!!
my quilt groups, although I might turn up most of the way through the session, there is always a cup of tea/coffee
late night TV…..it might not be great, but it’s company (and I even admit to liking info-mercials)

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About Me

Studio Christine
Victoria, Australia
Wife of Paul, mother of 10 chidren, 22 years to 2 years (six girls, four boys) Anxious, depressive and sometimes obsessive. I hand and machine piece, and machine quilt with my friend Ethel (a Gammill Short Arm quilting machine)

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