I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

A quilt for an old friend

When our young teenage kids were dating, and they still needed drives everywhere, we hit it off immediately, with our first hellos in the driveway. Gradually our conversations carried us into each others homes. We would talk and talk until the wee hours of the morning, laughing, always laughing, with the kids hanging around, listening in. I can’t remember specifically what made us laugh so hard, so often, but I know we usually kept the kids waiting for us to wind down, way past a reasonable hour. 

Sadly the teenage romance didn’t last and we no longer had those opportunities to see each other. When we ran into each other, it never seemed to be a convenient time to stay and talk longer. The effects of that broken love reached far beyond our two teenage children..

A lot of people dislike Facebook for what are probably valid reasons. But, I am not one of them. I have reconnected with so many old friends because of this form of social media and I am grateful. One of these is my dear, dear friend of my son’s high school days. Lately she is being kept busy with more health issues than any one person should have to handle.

I love her and I miss her and because of that, I made her this. I haven’t delivered it to her yet, but when I do, I hope she likes it. 


  1. Jennifer this is beautiful and I'm sure she will love it! Great quilting there girl!!!

  2. It's beautiful, Jennifer! How lovely of you. I like your colors. Is the sashing a white or softer white. I can't tell. I'm making the same wuilt right now although I sized up the blocks a bit.

  3. Thanks so much! She is a lovely person and deserves so much more.

  4. Thanks, Lorette! It was a fun one to quilt!

  5. Thanks, Holly! The sashing is a creamy batik that I got from the clearance section of Connecting Threads. I wish I had bought more because it is just perfect for tying all the different batik patterns and colors together.