I NEVER thought I'd be able to do a quilting post on my blog.
I don't sew.
I don't knit.
I don't do any of those "homemakey" things.
But I have relatives who do!!!! Lots of relatives who do.
Meet Cousin Shirley. Shirley is the sister of Cousin Doug about whom I posted here and here. She is a seamstress extraordinaire who taught high school Home Ec. before she retired.
Yesterday when Sister Pam, Dad, and I stopped in to visit with her, she was putting the finishing touches on this gorgeous quilt, getting ready to enter it into several competitions.
This is the cathedral window pattern. Shirley has been working on this quilt, bits and pieces at a time, over the last 30 years. She is using scraps of fabric left from family sewing projects. She even has fabric from our grandmother, who passed away when I was in Junior High.
This scrap of cloth was left over from the first 4H dress Shirley made when she was in 8th grade.
This scrap of fabric was left from a simple shift dress that Shirley's mom, my Aunt Ferol, made and wore to a wedding.
Just before the wedding, Shirley's husband, Dave, suggested to his MIL that it was time to get ready for the wedding, to which she replied, "I AM ready." I guess Dave thought the dress was too simple and too plain for a wedding, but Aunt Ferol lent an air of grace and charm to everything she touched.
Since I don't quilt or sew or go with those who do, and since I do NOT want to be accused of neglecting the education of Brunhilda and Borris, I asked Shirley if she would give them a little quilting lesson.
She gladly complied.
"Come here, little bears, now let me show you this - - -"
"Look very closely, my little bears, I don't want you to miss this step!"
If you are new here, and you think I've gone completely off my rocker, and taken Shirley with me - - - well I have. However, you will understand a bit more about Brunhilda and Borris if you look here.
For my old timers, there are still more B & B posts on the way - - -