Sunday, July 8, 2018

Circle of Life

When I left home on June 14 to visit my mom and travel to Emo, Ontario to visit my friend Kathy, I had no idea how different my world would be one short week later.  My mom passed away June 21 after spending a peaceful 12 hours in the palliative care unit.  I was thankful to be with my mom in her last days, and to be in Winnipeg to help my brother and sister-in-law with the care-giving that became necessary at that time.  I truly believe that God's hand was involved in the timing of my little holiday.  Although Pulmonary Fibrosis caused her to grow weaker and limit what she was able to do,  she was mentally strong until the end.  

Just before I left on my trip, I had the pleasure of quilting this skulk of foxes for Reneta.  

Reneta requested my all-over wood grain quilting on these darling baby boy quilts, and suggested that I quilt right across the names as well.  Reneta provided one large piece of wide flannel for the backing and I was able to do all four quilts at once. 

Here you can see them before I cut them apart to return to her.

Reneta adapted the layout, but used the "Fancy Fox" pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.

I love the texture that the wood grain quilting provides to this quilt and I think Griffin would agree!

And here is more sweetness to balance out this post!

1 comment:

  1. My condolences on the passing of your beloved mother. I'm so glad that you were able to be with her and your family at the time of her passing. It does seem that the circle of life is complete when you post the pictures of these beautiful babies with your lovely quilting designs! It adds so much texture and beauty to the quilts!