Wednesday, November 14, 2007

ABC Wednesday - Q

(The Wordless Wednesday post is beneath this post.)


Q is for Quilt .......




a log cabin pattern quilt on the clothesline



A quilt is draped over the clothesline, drying in the warm summer breeze.

It is the Log Cabin pattern made from several green and purple flowered calicos.

It is completely hand-stitched and is the first (and only) quilt that I have made.

The quilting on the first block in the center is atrocious but by the third block I finally mastered the stitching technique.

I have had to stop myself many times from redoing those first couple of squares, reminding myself that there is no such thing as perfection.

They are are part of the history of this creation, and my kids remember my frustration with it in the beginning.

To "fix" it would change it's story and the lessons it can teach.






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35 comments:

  1. What a beautiful object to be able to hand down to your kids. Well done, I fail to even be able to sew on a button.

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  2. KML, you teach a lesson that you learned - that we develop our skills with practice, that it is good to honor that growth. Quilts and other handcrafts surely are guides to philosophical insights, aren't they.

    A lovely Q-day photo.

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  3. It looks beautiful and is a lovely reminder of not only part of your family life but also your perseverance :o)

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  4. C is for Cookie. and that's good enough for me. :)

    Happy WW

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  5. Thanks, Kate - it took a couple years to accomplish.

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  6. Yes they are, Annie, and each has a story to tell!

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  7. What a beautiful quilt! Looks like a good job to me.

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  8. That's beautiful!! What a lot of work! I admire anyone who has tried that, it's really not easy.

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  9. I envy your patience and your skill Kathy. That's a gorgeous inheritance made all the more perfect by your increasing learning process. I like it very much for the fact that in years to come your children can wrap themselves up in it as if it is your arms around them.

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  10. Thanks, Dot - the colors are my favorites!

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  11. Thanks, Jenty - it was frustrating at first, but then it became enjoyable and relaxing and nice and warm to work on when it was cold!

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  12. I am a purple fanatic!!! So this is a great quilt....and the photograph composition is great too.

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  13. What a beautiful thought, WFW. Your thoughtful and insightful words are so very touching. Hugs to you!

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  14. Thanks, Peter - nature's greens and purples are my favorites!

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  15. Ahhh.The smell of a homemade quilt that has ben washed and hung to dry in the sunshine...no rose can compare!

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  16. I think the quilt is fantastic.

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  17. Rick - I think freshly dried clothes is one of the best smells - one of my favorite things!

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  18. Beautiful quilt, and your right, don't fix it, it aint broke, it'll bring back more memories the way it is, I keep all my first crappy astrophotos because they actually mean more to me than the better ones.

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  19. It looks very beautiful to me! As you have said, the process may show, but it's part of its character and history.

    Besides, perfection is BORING!

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  20. Wonderful, KML, for you to have this accomplishment and those memories plus your plans for the quilt's future.

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  21. Thanks for visiting, Lynette!

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  22. Lovely Q post and a very lovely quilt. My patience would run out before I could ever finish one of those. Great job.

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  24. This is very nice photo. My music teacher been making one for about four years now, very elaborate one, so much detail and I think she still has long time to go. Anna :)

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  25. Thanks, Anna - they do take a long time, and mine was a simple pattern - I can't imagine a more complex one!

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