Sew Mama Sew is having a link up to show off your favorite quilt.
I have enjoyed the posts others have written about the why’s in their quilt so I thought I would attempt it here.
How do you choose a favorite quilt. It would be like choosing a favorite child. If you are like me, your soul goes into each quilt. And for each quilt the parts of you that are in it are as different as the quilt.
- Tell us about your favorite quilt.
I’ve titled this “No Greater Love” to describe the love shown to my mother-in-law by nuns who took care of her throughout her life. She suffered from a mental illness and then failing health in her later years. I made this as a memorial for my husband and his sister to give to the nuns who cared for her.
- What pattern did you use?
- What fabrics?
I used fabric on hand though I bought the “wood-grain” fabric specifically for this project.
- Have your shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests?
I have never entered any of my quilts into a show. Not sure I have the courage to.
- What memories or people does the quilt make you think of?
I am still in awe of the nuns that cared for mom. Her illness tended to push people away but their love for her was pure and never-ending.
- What do you like best about the quilt?
I love how all the elements came together. Getting all of the pieces to fit and finding a design that fit around it was challenging but fun. I am also pleased that the shadowing technique that I used to “carve” out the lettering in the cross really does make it appear as though it is a carving in wood.
- How did you grow as a quilter while making it?
I made this quilt early on into my reentry into the quilting world. It was all still very new to me and the process captured my creative heart. It was the beginning of a journey that I finally came to realize was my purpose. I was created to quilt.
- If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently?
The only thing that I am slightly disappointed in is that the lettering is hard to read. I was using a shadow painting technique that really gives the illusion of letters though they are not outlined or written.
- Where is the quilt now?
Hanging in the nun’s home.
As I said at the beginning, choosing a favorite is not easy. It really can’t be done.
Do you have a favorite.
Remembering the beginning of the Journey, Jackie