Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Judy's Surprise Quilt: Heirloom Roses
Surprise was a tough one for me. I thought of a lot of things that surprised me, but the one that really stood out was the day I arrived home from a trip to my mom's house in Missouri. My sweet husband had purchased 3 roses to represent our three sons and placed them on my pillow.
In the quilt I quilted hearts to represent me and my husband. There are 2 roads quilted into the piece to show that there are many roads we travel and some of them have interesting stepping stones along the way.
When I was young I never dreamed of a certain plan for my life. I knew I wanted to have a loving husband, at least 3 children, and travel. All of those are part of my life. What I didn't see was having 3 boys, quilting and sewing being my career, and living in Texas. My life is wonderful with these surprises. No matter the twists and turns on the road I enjoy the planned and not so planned stuff. I grow with each one.