Monday, April 5, 2010

Remember Connecticut

So it has been long enough- the month of March was fruitful but also full of trial- I don't mean big tragic and life changing trial- I mean where has the time gone- between my husband being on call- school stuff- spring flooding into my basement I am glad to see March go.  I did do some quilting though.  Lets get on with the good stuff and stop the murmuring.

A wonderful family in our church ward moved in March and I wanted to make them a quilt that they could remember Connecticut.  So I created a sampler quilt aptly named "Remember Connecticut".  I chose blocks that I thought would have some meaning.  It was fun to peruse through quilt block after quilt block pattern.  I thought I would have until June to complete this project but they bought a new house and sold theirs, it happened so quickly it became a mad dash to the finish and here is what the end results were.

Frienship Circle

Scrappy Heart (LOVE)
Log Cabin (hearth and home)

State of Connecticut Block

Yankee Charm

Spools (she was a quilting friend)

Hill and Valley

Flying Geese

This is the Back
As you can see one of the blocks I don't have a picture of it is called ocean waves.  This quilt is scrappy and it was a joy to make and my friend loved it - I hope she always remembers the love that grew in Connecticut.


  1. Heather, this quilt is gorgeous! I bet the family loved it:) I am in the Fresh Comfort Bee with you and I can't remember if I have commented on here or not, but I wanted to say that from you talking about the family leaving your ward, I take it that you are LDS? Me too! And I'm relatively close - I am in Nashua NH. Have you heard about the New England modern quilt guild?? We just started it a couple of months ago and have had 2 meetings. Check it out here... I think there are some people in it from CT.

    Anyway, just had to say hi:)