Thursday, July 02, 2020

wanting to continue on

This post is about my count-down quilt.
I put two days of work into it every 6  weeks,
sewing log cabin blocks to foundations from scrap fabrics that have arrived in my life.

The intent is to celebrate that my husband and I will be married 50 years in 2023.
I'm making one log cabin block for each week as we count down to the 50th anniversary.
This is the first quilt top.
Probably there will be four such quilt tops when I'm done - as long as things continue on.

Wanting them to continue on.

This quilt is like a prayer.  I hope that nothing changes
166 more weeks to go. 

13 comments:

  1. (((Judy))) such a beautiful way to celebrate your half century of love!

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  2. Beautiful quilt and wonderful idea. Log cabin is a really appropriate pattern to use to celebrate 50 years of your life together.

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  3. Wonderful project. May each step be blessed.

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  4. Oh Judy! A beautiful project for a special day! I need your booklet, sending you an email right now. I don't know how I missed it.

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  5. Such a splendid idea for the log cabin quilt Judy, or should I say four quilt tops!

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  6. Each block is also a celebration of the moment in your life together when you made it, seems to me. It’s an important year for us too.

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  7. This is a beautiful way to celebrate your long marriage.

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  8. What a blessing. May your time together go on and on, and may the work of your hands continue to be blessed and to bless.

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  9. Thank you for these supportive comments. I think Camilla's comment about the paying attention to the moments and the weeks as we live through them is quite profound. Sewing helps me to slow down and notice, be more present, be more thankful, about this period of my life. Even as time whirls along, I feel somehow as if I am catching it in these gridded nets. One good thing about quilts is that they provide comfort on so many levels and I think these will hold me close through whatever happens in our future. xo

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  10. A beautiful bridge between Now and Then.

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  11. I love it, so much. For its meaning, and for the technique. Putting together pieces, however small, is the essence of a good marriage (should be done by both members though!).

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  12. I love your project!

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  13. this is lovely in thought, heart, and creation. i stitch memories onto the under skirt of my wedding dress in anticipation of our 50th year of togetherness to arrive in july 2923.we are also writing our memories down on paper, the engineer and i. separately for now, then merged. it will be interesting to see what he remembers correctly!

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx