Thursday, December 29, 2005

The Quilt

The quilt was presented to James this Christmas by his Grandma Herman and it was very touching to witness. She's been working on this for 3 years and it's been fun to see it each time we visit to see how it's coming along. However, this was the first time that James got to see it. And Ferne read some statistics to him and I'm afraid I'll get most of them wrong, but I do remember that she said there are over 1,300 pieces in the quilt and pillows! What's especially meaningful is that there are some pieces in it from his Great Grandfather and Mother!

All the different blues that are seen here are from different jeans. The shading is remarkable and the finished quilt is just stunning. The "main" pillow has tags from many of the different jeans that were used to make the quilt and Ferne embroidered the rest. This will certainly be an heirloom for him.

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