Back in 1999 at one of the first Quilt Walk Festivals, our national teacher, Sue Meir of Heartland Quiltworks(sorry I could not find a website for it), taught this class called Oh My Stars, My Hearts. We cut out the entire quilt and put the pieces for each diagonal row in a zip lock bag, the bags were labeled and stored in a shoe box. You could do one bag at a time and each set of blocks fit right back in the bag and the shoe box. Being fairly new to quilting I worked for over a year on this quilt. When it was finished I gave it to my Aunt and Uncle who had helped one of my sons on his mission.
Fast forward to when I started this blog, I asked my aunt if she would send me a picture of the quilt as I could not find the one I had taken. She had no memory of the quilt and said she didn't have it and had never seen it. I had given the quilt to them when they were visiting another aunts home and thought maybe it had been left there. It had not. I felt badly about it but knowing that they had had so much going on over the last years, I didn't know what to do so just figured that maybe it had been given away or something.
Out of the blue this spring I got a call from my aunt who said guess what we found? We have the quilt. It turned out when they got home they had put it on a shelf in the office and hadn't seen it in all those years. I was pretty happy that I hadn't made the whole thing up. When my daughter was out there for a wedding this summer took this picture for me so here is my lost quilt from 13 years ago.
Anyway there is another shoe box quilt in a shoe box in my fabric closet. It was all cut out, some of the blocks sewn together and there it sat for that many years also. I got it out this summer and the blocks are now complete. I just have to square up the blocks and put it together. I am excited to see how it looks after all those years. It is funny how our choice of fabrics changes over the years.
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