Quilt: Olde Towne Quilt
Pattern by: Kathy Schmitz for Moda
Finished size: 49 x 59
Last month I was finally able to gift the Old Towne Quilt to my Grandma Brewer. This was such a satisfying make to finish because it was my way of thanking her for teaching me how to sew. A visible tribute to her and a way of showcasing my current skills which have come a very long way since my first quilt back in 2005.
This was originally supposed to be gifted in November of 2016 around her birthday but a series of unfortunate events led her to become very ill for several months. It was only about the middle of spring 2017 that she was finally able to return home. It wouldn’t be till August when she was finally strong enough to attend my daughter’s 5th birthday where I showed her the quilt before it was bound. She was speechless.
My Grandma never thought that teaching a very stubborn and easily frustrated child to sew would have lead to creating quilts, costumes, ornaments, and a bounty of so many other creative outlets. Yet, it somehow did and she is so very proud and amazed.
My Grandma is 82 years old and I know this quilt won’t hang forever on her wall, but I know she’ll think of me every time she sees it. It’s hard to imagine a future not being able to show her all the new things I’m working on or talking about techniques and sewing woes. Learn from everyone you can while you can. We are all given such a short time to live an amazing life.
xoxo Love you Grandma xoxo