Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sew and Show Saturday—#10. My Kaleidoscope Endurance quilt…

This queen sized kaleidoscope quilt is the biggest quilt I’ve ever made, and was one of the first ones I attempted years ago.   This was a quilt that my mom and I  saw hanging in a store and the second I saw it—I knew I had to have it!!  Once I started making it, I realized how hard it was going to be to line up all the triangle pieces…UGH!!
In the middle of trying to finish this quilt, years ago before we had kids, I miscarried.  I was so devastated.  I had so many thoughts running a million miles an hour through my head—it was our second miscarriage over a 2 1/2 year time period and I started to wonder whether we would ever be able to have children.  Needless to say, I couldn’t sleep very well and “turn off” all those thoughts.  So I decided late one night that I was going to dig into this quilt and finish it—because at least I could say I did something positive during my miscarriage.  Sounds crazy, but it helped me get through it—both the quilt, and the miscarriage:)
So here’s my labor of love…
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I had someone else machine quilt it for me and then pieced the binding together with different fabrics—my favorite look!!
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I love the quilt pattern she chose for the kaleidoscope blocks.  It turned out so happy and cheery—and a nice ending to my endurance quilt!!



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1 comment:

  1. What a lovely outcome from those very tough times. I am sure you will cherish this cozy covering forever!
    I have tons of journalling from the time when we struggled with fertility 8 years ago. Whenever I feel frustrated with any of our 3 kids, I read those words and I reminded how lucky we are to have them.

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