Thursday, November 29, 2012

Its Done My Memory Quilt is Done

 
 
Posted by PicasaI have just finished my Memory Quilt
It has taken me 11 months from conception to completion
It has been quite a journey
So many emotions
Exactly 11 months ago , one year after my precious girl went to sleep for the final time, I was helping my son in law clean out her things
I just couldnt send her clothes to the Op shop, so as we  were packing her things in bags It came to me. A quilt
And here it is Made entirely from her clothes except for the fabric the photo's are printed on
Iam very pleased with it
I think it shows many aspects of her life
Her as a child. then as a much loved nurse
Her love of family and animals
Motor Bikes were her passion and she was indeed a speed demon as one of her tee shirts showed
Her wedding, where the smile never left her face, even though she was extremely ill at the time
I will get better photos when I work out how to hang it
I have never hung one quite so large before

17 comments:

Fiona said...

Illene, what an amazing job you have done and what an awesome tribute to your daughter.... I can only imagine how hard it has been making it but I think it would have been therapeutic too? so hard but so special too... well done....
Special Big Hugz

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

A beautiful quilt with such meaning and love. Hugs xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

You have made a special and wonderful memorial to your daughter and as Fiona said a very emotional journey for you.
Hugs xxx

shez said...

beautiful memories to celebrate her life.xx

Cheryll said...

It was sad reading your story but I know this quilt would have helped you in ways you wouldn't have imagined. I can't even begin to imagine your grief... but now this quilt helps celebrate your daughters life in a small way... and you should be very proud of yourself for coping with it!
Hugs to you and your family! xx

Maddy said...

Illene, what a great way to celebrate your dear daughters life with beautiful memories.....well done Hugs.

Vickie said...

Illene it is gorgeous..well done for getting it completed what a treasure you have made,cheers Vickie

Terry said...

It's fabulous! You did a wonderful job on it! :0)

Maria said...

Illene what a beautiful quilt you have made in memory of your darling girl...
Lots of Hugs
Maria

carole johnston said...

She will definitely never be far from you and as you cuddle under the quilt it will bring you great comfort,I think this is a quilt to be used by you and not packed away,just a wonderful thing to do.

debbie said...

I hope you will use this quilt and get comfort from it along the way. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful story. debbie

O'faigh said...

Dear Illene, such a hard and loving quilt to make.....a beautiful concept of the memories of your beautiful daughter...my heartfelt hugs Lyn

Barb said...

Your memory quilt is fabulous

Grethe said...

Oh Illene, what a great memory- quilt you have made, thank you for sharing this with us. So good to be reading your words as well. Have a nice pre-Christmas time :-)

Dianne said...

Wonderful, wonderful memories, Ilene. It has turned out well, congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Hi Illene I have just read your story in my patch work book and thought to my self that sounds just like my friend Rebecca's friend and mother in law and on further reading found it was Lorranie , your daughter was a lovely girl with a great smile and a wicked laugh I hope your quilt gives you lots of pleasure Jenny Finlay

Anonymous said...

Well done and thanks for sharing it on your blog.