Thursday, November 17, 2005

New Quilt Idea: "Hope I'm Never As Old As You"

Now before everyone gets all up in arms over the title, lemme tell ya a little background story:

This is my a photo of my grandmom from the 1940s. She has played a very very important role in my life as she helped to raise me. I consider her one of my best friends and enjoy talking to her. Over 83 years old, she is lively and active enough that she tells me "I hope I'm never as old as you are!" She still drives (very well), remembers stuff that I forget and is just as quick tongued as she is quick-witted. Always busy, I joke that I have to pencil myself into her "schedule."

I love my grandmom and when I saw this picture, I thought it would work well as a quilt in the style of my jazz quilt. Her favorite color's green, and it seems like that will work for those background curtains. This will be a pretty darn cool piece when it's done. I've got some writing to complete first though. Then I'm going on a quilting frenzy!

8 comments:

Scrapmaker said...

I think that background should be wild enough to show just how much spirit your grandma has. Did anyone ever tell you there's a family resemblance? Jen

mary m. said...

This is going to be a great quilt! I can see she influenced you a lot...you too seem very much alike. I see mint green curtains

Elle said...

I did too! Mint with deep rich emeraldy green designs.

Vikki said...

I can't wait to see you work your magic. Aren't grandmothers wonderful!

jenclair said...

What a wonderful tribute to your grandmother!

Gerrie said...

I can't wait to see this. She is a beauty! One of my best friends will be 82 in april and I can hardly keep up with her. She sounds a lot like your Grandmom.

Deb R said...

Your grandma was gorgeous! (I bet she's still pretty....she has good bones!) Looking forward to seeing the quilt.

Sonji Hunt said...

I'm just repeating everyone, but the more the merrier. I love the atmosphere of old photographs. Your Grandmother is lovely and the quilt will be a wonderful tribute.