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Such a light to our lives….

such a beautiful soul!

Among all the amazing support that I received after the passing of my father, this card stood out for me among them all. It was sent to me by a dear friend and described my father in the most truthful way. His life was so well-lived and it would be a tragedy, if I wasn’t able to preserve that in some way.  With this beautiful card, the most amazing fabric was sent my way in memory of my dad. The vibrant colors remind me of his jovial aura and island glow that he always carried with him each step of the day.

After reading the card and staring at the fabric for hours on end, I knew (per the instructions from the card) that I needed to make a quilt. Something just for me to curl up in, especially on those tough days when I feel like there is no will to go on. A quilt that each time I see it, a smile crosses my face in sheer joy that my daddy would be proud of it.

For this quilt, I decided to go with Jeni Baker’s Giant Vintage Star Quilt. For these vibrant fabrics, this is going to be the most amazing pattern to showcase all of the designs in this amazing bundle. After completing another project – I’ll post about it tomorrow (maybe, don’t hold me to that one)….I spent most of the weekend cutting out fabric and getting pieces ready for sewing. As for last night, I spent a vast majority of my time fabric mapping. I’m not sure if many quilters do that, but I am notorious for mapping out what fabrics need to be placed where. Jeni actually provides a blank printout for you to use for this purpose. Now that I have an idea of where I am going with it, I am looking forward piecing it together.

Indigo LaRue has been set up and we are ready to go!

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15 Comments

  • Reply Shannon Schmid

    I wish I knew how to quilt! This looks like a great pattern. Cant wait to see it finished!

    May 28, 2014 at 7:02 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      I promise you, it’s really easy! I had someone request a tutorial on the basics of using a sewing machine – stick around and you may pick up a new hobby 🙂

      May 28, 2014 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Debra @A Frugal Friend

    I love this………I kept some pieces of clothing that were my moms and had planned on making a quilt out of them someday. I think you’ve inspired me to start! Hugs!

    May 28, 2014 at 7:46 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you! It has definitely been a project that is near and dear to my heart. You should totally start one in honor of your mom!

      June 1, 2014 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply thrillofthechases

    I love this idea. I wish I had thought of doing something like this after my father passed. There were several of his shirts that I always remember him wearing. Of course, I couldn’t keep them and ended up donating but I could have made a quilt from a few of them. My kids never got the chance to meet their granddad but it would have been a wonderful conversation starter for stories during cuddle time.

    May 29, 2014 at 11:16 am
    • Reply Sevi

      I had intended on using his t-shirts, but then my friend sent this fabric and a beautiful card – that was all I needed. I think I am going to monogram his nick name he use to refer to me as on it for a personalized touch.

      June 1, 2014 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Lindsay @ TheWifeInTraining.com

    I can’t wait to see the finished product. I know it will be beautiful! What a sweet and special way to remember your dad.

    May 29, 2014 at 11:35 am
    • Reply Sevi

      I am so excited to share the finished project! I worked on it a bit more this weekend and plan on sharing my progress this week! Make sure you check back 🙂

      June 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Jill Schrader

    That will be such a beautiful and especially meaningful quilt!

    May 29, 2014 at 12:10 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      I am very excited to share even more of it as it comes along.

      June 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Jamie Roubinek (@jmroubinek)

    I LOVE vibrant fabrics! I can’t wait to see the finished product!

    May 29, 2014 at 12:26 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      I put some more work into and will be sharing it this week! It’s coming along great! Thanks for stopping by!

      June 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply It’s Sew Coming Together! | Ware is the Vodka?!?

    […] a quilt can be extremely tricky at points, if you don’t have a plan of action. In my last post, I provided a preview of my thought process with the nifty worksheet provided with the pattern used […]

    June 5, 2014 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Angela Williamson

    First, I am truly sorry for your loss. What an incredible way to have a little part of him with you. I saw your post with some of the pieces you put together and it’s looking wonderful. <3

    June 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you! Each day brings its own set of challenges that I have to navigate my way through.

      June 9, 2014 at 10:36 pm

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