Monday, February 15, 2016

In Memory Of


In memory of my dear friend, Jill Reid. 
Some of these blocks were found in her sewing room and they were passed  to me. You can read about it HERE.
The fan quilting was very appropriate for "Jills" quilt
I completely ran out of the fabric she was using and her best friend sent me the corner lighter blue. I wrote about it on my blog HERE. I look at it like Jill's rogue block.
My sister was here this weekend and one of her good friends passed away a few years ago and they gave her the start of this quilt. She brought it to me and I added the patches for the tree and ground.
Her job was to embroider around some of the patches. She said she was DONE and brought it over to figure out the next step.
I trimmed it and we figured out backing and binding. Her plan is to bring it to her local quilt store (in Nampa, ID) and talk with them about quilting it.  She would like to give it back to her friends daughter before the year end.

I thought it was appropriate to show both of these quilts today. I know they will be treasured (I certainly will treasure Jill's) and very special. 

My Valentine evening was spent in the ER!  I've got meds and am on the mend! 

Have a wonderful Monday!

30 comments:

  1. Both gorgeous quilts and so unique. What a wonderful memorial to those who made them.

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  2. That quilt is SO totally Jill. You did a beautiful job. Sorry you were in the ER, but glad you are starting to feel better.

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  3. The ER!!! Oh no! I'm happy you came out OK though. The quilts are very special.

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  4. Oh My! Hope you mend quickly and not like some of MY mending projects which languish in favor of picking up some blocks to sew! :-)

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  5. What a wonderful tribute to your special friend. I hope you feel better today!

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  6. Love your finish of Jill's quilt. The blue background gives that pattern a whole new dimension, and the rogue block is very appropriate.
    Such a fun pattern on the second quilt. It looks like a lot of work. What a thoughtful gesture to give it to the woman's daughter. It will certainly be appreciated.

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  7. p.s. Forgot to say I am sorry that you had such a Valentine's night!

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  8. Those are beautiful quilts, more so because of the memories they hold and you did a wonderful job finishing them so they could be loved and treasured. I hope you feel better soon, not fun being sick.

    Debbie

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  9. The ER is never the best of times. Good to hear you're doing better! Those are two beautiful memory quilts.

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  10. I read lots of good souvenirs about Jill in many blogs ...she certainly was an amazing friend and your post is a wonderful tribute to her...
    Both quilts are beautiful...
    I hope you feel better today !

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  11. Beautiful quilts but the ER? Hope you are okay.

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  12. los dos edredones son muy bonitos
    ¡¡buenos recuerdos!!
    espero pronta recuperación
    saludos

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  13. Feel better soon. What a beautiful finish to Jill Reid's quilt. Looking forward to seeing the finish to the quilt your sister brought for your special touches.

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  14. Thank you for sharing these with us. Such special quilts for remembering special friends. Gorgeous both of them. Hope you feel better real soon. ;^)

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  15. The applique in the corner is a nice Touch. Scraps flying and all. Your Sister lives in my favorite town in Idaho. My Grandma and several cousin lived there.

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  16. Sorry to hear about the ER trip...glad you're feeling better!! Beautiful finish on Jill's quilt, such a special treasure. Wonderful gift finishing the quilt for your sister's friend's family.

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  17. Hope you'll feel better soon! What a wonderful quilts! A great tribute to your friend !

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  18. Sorry to hear that you had to make a trip to the ER, hope you are feeling better. I love Jill's quilt! The one your sister has is very cool looking, I like what you did with it.

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  19. Sorry to hear you were so sick! Hope you will mend quickly. So much variety in those fabrics in Jill's quilt and they all look great together.

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  20. Each memory quilt is lovely in its own way.

    The swirly tree/ leaves quilt is so cute and creative. And "Jill's Quilt" is gorgeous.

    Sorry to hear you were so sick, I hope you feel better soon.

    lizzy

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  21. aw I loved seeing Jills block. It is funny to me to see the fans that way - but I love fans anyway they are presented.
    Hope you are okay! :(

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  22. Sorry to know that you are sick again. I hope this bout does not last long.
    The two quilts are treasures knowing the story that goes with them.

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  23. I love how Jill's quilt turned out. What are you going to do with it??

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  24. Two beautiful and sentimental quilts. You completed them so well :)

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  25. Such beautiful tributes, these quilts will sure be treasured. Such a wonderful way of remembering those who mean so much to you.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  26. Jill's quilt is beautiful and the fan quilting is perfect! A lovely reminder of a very special friend!

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  27. Two beautiful quilts full of memories

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  28. A wonderful tribute for a friend. I especially like the lighter blue corner.

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  29. Glad to see "Jill's" quilt again - I know you will treasure it forever. Love the one you helped your sister with too - such great memories. Sorry you had to visit the ER - hope you are feeling better!

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