Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Miss Jean's legacy

   I found a small table topper in the cabinet when I was putting away the stack of quilts from the quilt show display.  It brought back some sweet memories from about 20-25 years ago.

  Jean was a friend and guild member who was a prolific quilter, full of fun, grew beautiful irises, and always had a smile on her face.  Her signature "take and go project" was  usually in her tote to keep her hands occupied.  She taught her technique many times over the years at workshops and meetings.

  What made this special is that it is reversible.....the back is the same as the front.  The corner is flipped over in this photo.  And it is suppose to be stitched together by hand.  Unfortunately, not mine, although it do have some hand quilting in the muslin areas.  I used  the machine buttonhole stitch to join the finished hourglass units.

 I no longer have the instructions for the technique but I have the special memory of Jean teaching us how to create these blocks.    This little topper is going on my thread cabinet...sweet and cherished.

  We lost Miss Jean a couple of years ago.  She left a legacy among those who knew her.   Fabric and thread  bind lives and loves together.
Happy stitching.
UPDATE:   Thanks to Vivian who let me know the name as shown in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine 1998.  It is called Reversible Quilt as you Go block.  Thanks, Vivian.


  1. Thank you for the great story of a quilt!

  2. I love connections to others that our quilting creates. What a sweet piece to remember your friend!

  3. How sweet - deserves a special spot to lay the eyes and heart on every day.

  4. Just wanted to say how happy I am to see you back and blogging again on a regular basis, doing what you love to do. Hugs

  5. OMG, I have a bunch of those blocks that's been a WISP for a long while now! They're from another quilt "person" to be sorely missed: "Reversible Quilt As You Go Blocks" from a pattern in the July/August 1998 Quilter's Newsletter magazine. So wonderful to see a finished one, thanks for sharing it!

  6. What a sweet memory of her.


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