When I got to the family reunions everything seemed to fall into place. I remember one extended family picnic as a small child that was held in the neighborhood park. The picnic tables were covered with flannel backed tablecloths and tables groaned under the weight of all that homemade good food. The cousins ran around playing tag and the men pitched horseshoes. And so, this little quilt reflects faith, family and memories.
Each scrap of fabric in this quilt brought about a memory. As I was hand quilting it I thought about where the fabrics had been used before. The fabric for this patch was used in Niece's wedding quilt. This fabric is what is left from a blouse I made for myself in high school. O and there is a small bit of fabric from this quilt and another from that quilt and the background fabrics are from the Homespun BOM blocks. Such pleasant memories.
When I had finished piecing the top I realized that it was vaguely patriotic. Which went along with the 4th of July mentioned above. My favorite patriotic song is actually a poem and I used a bit of it in the center of the quilt. I hope this small bit of patriotism does not upset or offend my swap partner.
It is going to be hard to send this quilt out. But even though it doesn't really fit my swap partner's decor, she is going to get it anyway, I made it for her.