Family, Music, and Quilting…

So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it’s gratifying to have something you have done linger in people’s memories.
John Williams

It has been a great weekend.
My nephews invited my sisters and I to attend the San Antonio Symphony  concert.
It was a night of music by John Williams.
My sons played John Williams music when they were in the high school orchestra, so the night brought back sweet memories.

 
I am not the greatest at taking selfies.

This morning, my siblings and I extended our Memorial Day celebration with a breakfast.
I always enjoy time spent with my sisters.
Wish my brother could have been here.

Last night, my son sent me a video of the graduate opening the gift of the Transformer quilt and pillowcase that I made.
  
The surprise and delight, along with his enthusiastic commentary, made me smile.

Seeing this reaction of someone receiving something I made,  inspired me to begin working on the quilt of valor.
The design I chose was the Big Star Block.

I spent about two hours cutting the blocks and making half-square triangles.
It did not take long to piece the triangles.
Tomorrow, I will assemble the sixteen blocks.

These were the first blocks that I cut and pieced.
I found some white stars -on -white fabric that I thought would look nice as part of the star.
The other white blocks will be plain white.

Tomorrow, I will assemble the Big Star Block and add a sash.
After that, who knows?
I haven’t figured that out just yet.
But, first things first.
If it doesn’t rain as predicted, I plan to spend some time at Brackenridge Park.

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4 thoughts on “Family, Music, and Quilting…

  1. I like you family outing “selfies” Looks like everyone is so happy 🙂 I am happy your grandson loved his quilt, such a special gift to give and receive.
    Doing great on the QOV project, I am always so impressed with the speed and talent you can quilt. I aspire to get to your level one day!

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  2. “The surprise and delight, along with his enthusiastic commentary, made me smile. Seeing this reaction of someone receiving something I made, inspired me”

    These words of yours helped me to understand why I do what I do. I am not overly blessed with time nor money, but, still, I am compelled to spend my time and money creating things. And I think it is the inspiration as you expressed above.

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