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Friday, July 18, 2014

Mosiac Quilt...Reflection


I don't know about you, but my favorite color schemes seem to change almost as much as the direction of the wind.

Long was I a huge fan of the primitive look.   Brights came along, but they just did not appeal to me, at the time. So many of my early quilts have that old, more drab  or lets say primitive look to them.

While cleaning up my quilt stash the other day, I ran across this one.

Mosiac Quilt

I have to smile, when I can relate quilts to a time in my life...
I know exactly what happened when this was made. 

I went to work one day, and the airline I worked for, had ceased operations the night before. They closed their doors forever.  It came out of the blue, not even a hint. My co-workers were like family to me, and we were all in a state of shock.
Suddenly having all this time on my hands, and dealing with the feelings of loosing my family,  I chose to bury myself in making a quilt.
Still pretty new to this whole world, I found that I had taken on way more than I realized at the time.

I laugh at the stripes that don't all go the same direction, or the crazy color combinations that I put together....oh who knew?  :-)
But it was the challenge my mind needed then.

 I was listening to the 60's on 6, on Sirius radio recently. They had an interview with the
 Dave Clark 5.  A comment they made has really stood out in my mind...
 "Imperfection is what lead to perfection"

It was one of those sobering comments that really,  just about says it all doesn't it?
So applicable to so many parts of our life.

It sure doesn't mean that there is anything about this quilt, that is perfection. But I think it gives us all reason to rethink some of the things we do, and not be so darn hard on ourselves. 
When it comes to quilting, most never see our imperfections, and if it's really big...well it's all quite possible, it will be the next big quilting craze.

This bed doesn't seem to complain about the ugly quilt on it.

Lets be kinder to ourselves. 
It's quite likely that the only one who sees imperfection, is ourselves!

 This encompasses all parts of our lives don't you think?



  1. I agree about imperfections. I'm a perfectionist and I always remind myself that those "mistakes" are what prove I made a quilt, rather than buying it. I don't think your quilt is ugly at all, I really like it.

  2. I think it is fabulous and I love story quilts - this one has a story.

  3. It's a quilt with history. Really what could be better. Granted it is not the same hot, fast and fun quilt I would have matched up to you in a taste test, but we gotta come from somewhere on our paths to here and now. Remember there are no imperfections only original design elements.

  4. I think your quilt is wonderful! Love hearing its story...I listen to Sirius 60's all the time, but must have missed the interview. I do love listening to the songs they play!

  5. I do not see 'ugly' in that quilt. It might not ever win a prize but it looks so comfy and inviting to sit and curl under it, stay warm and watch a movie - or read, or even sit on the porch with it and enjoy the stars at night.
    No, this quilt is not ugly. It is just right for the memory it has brought back (a new venture in your life when your old life literally had it's door locked to you!) and now look at where you are!! And this beauty helped you with the transition! Love this quilt!!!

  6. Where is the ugly quilt??? You didn't post a picture of it!! Great quilt with a great story behind it!! Don't forget to put that story on the label for future generations edification!!

  7. I do like it when quilts have special memories.
    It sure is a lot of work to have taken on.
    It is very interesting to see how our tastes ( and skills) have developed over the years.

  8. I think it looks great! have you ever tried or seen the blooming nine patch quilts? my neighbor made one and I quilted it, it looked awesome

  9. Ugly it isn't, therapeutic it must have been making it and as previously mentioned, it has its own provenance too!

  10. I love your quilt and it's story!

  11. Funny enough, I think I love this quilt. The colours are soothing (to me anyway). I imagine it would be just perfection in a rustic cabin in the woods, snuggled up on the couch or rocking away in the rocking chair, watching a fire burning in the woodstove...all things I just love. I'm not really one for "following the rules", I just want the end result to please me. What a lovely project that came out of what surely could have been classified a "tragedy" (sorry, lack of a better word)...tee hee, let's get a little silly now...a phoenix rising from the ashes...

  12. This one will always be perfect because it was perfect for you at that moment in your life.


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