Trip Around the World Quilt

Trip Around the World Quilt

I know I post mostly poetry and photography, but another love of mine that I have not shared so much is my love for quilts. It seems they are all vying for my time. When I am not doing the other, I can be found cutting up perfectly good fabric from my stash and making new creations. If I lived forever, I would always have more quilt ideas than I could possibly ever make. However, this doesn’t really matter as it is more about the art of quilting and sharing that love with others.

This love of quilts came early when as a child my grandmother would let me sleep under one of the colorful quilts at her house. When it came time to go to bed, we would lay on the bed and she would tell me about the pattern, stories of the quilt pattern, or about the pieces of fabrics in the quilt. She had Sun Bonnet Sue’s, Ladies with Parasols, Log Cabins,  appliqued butterflies, among others. The funny thing though, she didn’t quilt herself. She had her group of Kentucky quilting lady friends as she called them and they made the quilts. She loved quilts, but her talent was embroidery. She would sometimes take some of her embroidered pieces to them to be included in her quilts, such as the Ladies with parasols.

I never had my own quilt though, until she had her quilting friends make the one above. A beautiful, colorful, ‘Trip Around the World’. She gifted me with this special quilt when my children were young. The few quilts I had made were small baby quilts or quickly tied comforters for giving as gifts. I didn’t own a real quilt. I thought I was rich with this beauty with all the small tiny squares set on point so that they almost looked like diamonds. It was with this quilt that my children learned how special a quilt was and that it was like being covered by a blanket of love… and also to never sleep with chewing gum in your mouth. I thought of the pattern that was made just for me and hoped that it would be a lucky one that would help me to travel someday. Thank you Grandma for sharing your love of quilts, your stories, your time, and for my very own beautiful quilt. ~

Thank you for visiting today. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons  (c)2021

Haiku

Haiku, Snowman

~ Haiku ~

A white winterland

fresh, clean, all yards look alike,

Snowmen and sledding. ~

 

02-16-21 tch

Thank you for visiting and stay safe. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c)2021

Terre’s Blog – Journal

 

 

Today is Friday and moving right along with the seasons. This is also my first journal entry in Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons. The world still remains primarily in shutdown and non-travel mode which is hard on everyone. Being home more though, has probably put me more in touch with my local nature, more so than other years. We even noticed the day that our tiny hummingbird friends took off for their sunny, warm vacation lands. They were so very entertaining as they guarded their feeders and sometimes flew up looking in the windows.

Even though I love Fall, the changing color of the leaves, pumpkins, apple cider, and warm sweaters; I find it bittersweet to say goodbye for another year to the gifts of this summer. This summer was the first time that our tomatoes did so good that we actually had green tomatoes on the roof of the house! We had never seen that ever here in Indiana. But I guess these gifts  gives us more reasons to look forward to summer again next year. When it comes to Fall though, I don’t think I would make a very good tree. For I’m sure that I would have an argument about having to change colors knowing that I would have to then be bare, even if I would be beautiful first.

On another note, I still keep plugging away with my blog, though I haven’t been able to figure out SEO and some of the analytics that just don’t make sense. I so appreciate all my followers and readers that have been hanging in there with me on this learning journey as I try to get better.

Here are just a few images of the last of summer. Enjoy ~

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