One of my friends, Mary Fisher died Thursday night. She was a vivacious, wonderful person. She was an OR nurse (that’s where I met her), & a wife & mother of 2 teenagers. Her son just graduated high school this year, & her daughter is a couple years younger. Mary & her family did a lot of traveling. She bought fabric during her travels, & wanted to make a quilt out of it. She started getting sick a few months ago, & at first the doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her. A trip to the Mayo Clinic found the diagnosis of Mad Cow disease.
Another OR nurse Margarite Mc Manus pieced this top together from Mary’s fabric, & asked me if I would quilt it for her. We had hoped to give it to Mary finished, but she died the night before Margarite could give it to me. So now that the quilting is done, I will pass it back to Margarite to finish the binding & it will go to Mary’s family. I did simple swirly quilting on the body of the quilt, & feathers on the borders.
On a happier note, Tracy had one extra block left over from the quilt I just finished for her, & I made it into a pillow for her. The quilting is done. The pillow cover is constructed. I just need to make a pillow form to slip inside it. I made a simple over-lap back on it, out of micro fiber. Click on any of the above pictures to get a closer look.
I also did some more work on Lindsey’s wedding dress. We added another tier of fabric on the skirt. The wedding is Monday, June 21st. Summer solstice. I will get pictures of her wearing it & post them then.
Now I think I’ll go back to my spring cleaning! I finally got in the mood! Probably because I have Calendar Girls coming on Thursday!