Monday, August 22, 2011

Q is for Quilt

My sweet little sister is moving to Virginia for college this week. I saw her for the last time tonight. There were tears. But enough about that. This is a happy post about the gift I made for her. Several weeks ago, I asked each member of my immediate family to donate 2 shirts to the cause. I ruthlessly slashed through them in order to make 20 cloth squares, 18 in. x 18 in. I sewed them together to make one side of the quilt and attached a black and white gingham print on the other side. It's not the most stylish quilt and it's not going to win any awards for precision. But it's something in her dorm room that will be a little piece of all of us at home.

Here come the tears again. I'm going to miss that girl.



4 comments:

Lyndsie or Richard said...

She'll treasure that, I'm sure. Upon my graduation from high school, my grandmother gave me a quilt she made for me. The patches were from leftover material of every dress she made me in my growing-up years. Now she's gone, and I can't even tell you what that quilt means to me.

Anonymous said...

Is she going to UVA?

Mary

Meili said...

Lyndsie, I love that! What a treasure!
Mary, Southern Virginia University.

Presidential Players said...

That is awesome! What a great sister you are. Makes me miss my sister. Gosh, I've got to get myself back to Utah!!!

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