I didn't have any time to sew today. I had to go into work early for a meeting. While I ate some breakfast and drank some coffee, I sat in the sewing room and relaxed. It's nice to look around and think about what I'm working on. I am going on retreat in a week and a half and haven't yet decided what to work on. More on that topic later. As I looked around, I saw this plaid fabric and right away started thinking about my friend from work who is very sick. I used this for the back of his quilt. Do you ever see a fabric in your stash and it makes you think of a certain quilt? I started looking around at other fabrics.
This little fairy fabric always makes me think of one of my oncology patients. Such a shy little sweetie, the first time I met her I called her 'tootsie'. She was so tickled, she looked at her mom with a big smile and said, "She called me tootsie!" In no time she was one of my favorite patients. I made her a quilt using this fabric and she loved it so much. Sadly, she died following a bone marrow transplant for her leukemia. I love thinking about her but sometimes this fabric makes my heart heavy. I have a half yard left and I'm never sure if I should just use it up.
I used this in a quilt I made for one of our surgeons when she left for another job. I miss her. She's an AWESOME pediatric surgeon and I wish she had stayed with us.
This was used in a baby quilt for a friend who is chinese. She loved it.
Some of this Lizzy House fabric went on a little lovey for my nephew.
I started to pull fabrics out that reminded me of people and projects and quickly decided to quit. Almost all of my fabrics could go into this picture. If I haven't used something yet, I can usually remember why I bought it or what I bought it for.
Fabrics in my stash are a little like my oldest jeans or t-shirt. Memories are attached and they are comfortable and comforting. What could be better than putting them into a quilt? I still have lots of bright nursing tops from when I was a nurse on an inpatient unit. I have always planned to put them into a quilt some time. Maybe I should put some of these fabrics into it too. My personal memory quilt.