What’s a Zig without a Zag

Zig Zag Quilt

What’s a Zig without a Zag
July 2013

I came across the chevron design, and really liked it. What I didn’t like was that it didn’t lend itself to the strip quilting technique, so I ended-up piecing together 504 pieces! I used one of Granny’s hankies in the bottom left corner of the quilt, shown in detail in the right corner of the quilt picture. I donated this quilt to the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services in July 2013.

Green Tetons

Green Tetons

Green Tetons
June 2013

In May, Paul and I took my Dad on a road trip to see his brothers and sisters in the Midwest. On the way home, we had planned to camp in South Dakota, Wyoming and Idaho. However, the weather wasn’t cooperating, and when we got to Yellowstone, there was snow still on the ground and ice on the lake! Well, camping quickly went out the window, and instead of camping, we opted to stay in a cozy little cabin on Jackson Lake, overlooking the Grand Tetons. The beds had pretty, lodge-looking quilts on them, so I took a picture so that I could try to replicate the pattern for my Love Hugs project. Since I chose green as the predominant color, I decided to name this one Green Tetons.

In July, I donated this quilt to the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services.

Sassy Squares

Sassy Squares Quilt

Sassy Squares
April 2013

On Monday, July 8, Paul’s Mom went to the emergency room as a result of an infection. While I was visiting with her, and we were chatting about my quilt project, she commented that she would really like a lavender quilt. I told her she was in luck, because I just happened to have a lavender quilt in my stack of quilts waiting to be donated. I brought her the quilt on Tuesday, while she was still in the hospital. She didn’t like the hospital blankets since they are so heavy, and was thrilled to have the quilt which is so much lighter!

Mom came home from the hospital on July 11 — so happy to be home, with her family by her side. Her fight with pulmonary fibrosis for the past several years was taking its toll, not only on her ability to breathe, but also on her heart. On July 16, she passed away peacefully in her sleep, just the way she had wanted to go. We will all miss her deeply.

I donated this much loved, and gently used quilt to the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services.