Monday, June 9, 2008

Quiltmania/Tillie's Mosaic-necessary to complete this quilt!

With Jennifer in the hospital, I'm fortunate to be able to be with her during her treatments. The nurses are great, but, they are stretched pretty thin. So, I'm there for banana split duty. She can't eat a lot or taste a lot, but she does like those. You can see the redness on the right jaw, this is where her cancer is and is where she gets her radiation. She is halfway through her treatments, of 30 total. Chemo goes until Aug/Sept.

In the mean time, I'm hand sewing 1 inch hexagons for my
Grandmother's Flower Garden/Tillie's Mosaic quilt. As you can see this is quite a unique pattern. Most patterns are complete in the picture on the front. Karen Witt is a wonderful historian, but, I must say, her patterns are a bit challenging. We quilters do like our challenges, but, my goodness, please complete the quilt when you go to print. Fortunately, Karen did finish the quilt and it was in the really, really great magazine, Quiltmania. This is a french magazine that has wonderful pictures of quilts you don't normally see, I guess because they are in Europe or Japan. Anyway, here is a picture of the finished quilt. I recommend getting both the patten and the magazine, as where one is lacking in information, the other makes up for it.

If you need a close up view of any picture on my blog, you can click on it and it will blow up for a close up!


Libby said...

Well, who knew you could publish a pattern of an unfinished quilt . . . a lot more gals could get into the designing business with this knowledge *lol*
Glad you are able to stay nearby for banana split duty. Your quilt will have a wonderful story to tell when these treatments are through. Stay strong!

jovaliquilts said...

Jennifer may have a red jaw, but she's still a beautiful girl! Glad she can still enjoy banana splits!

You've done so much on your quilt. It's looking great!

Screen Door said...

Brave girl-- Truly beautiful smile...Banana Splits cure just about everything...

Janet said...

In the midst of some blog browsing I came across your site. I just wanted to wish your daughter and your family all the best. Looks like you are a great support for her and a good banana split never hurts!
Good luck on your quilt!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Lucky for both of you that you do have the time to be with her during this time. Just having somewhere there for company is so much better than being alone. And - I never saw a pattern being sold that didn't have a completed quilt shown! That is amazing... you are making great progress on your version.

pamina said...

I LOVE your quilt, it will be wonderful. I have just started my own version and just made my first flowers ! Hope the best for your dear daughter !


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