I finished the quilt for Jackie yesterday night. I’ve decided to call it Apron Quilt since the apron came to have so much meaning that was revealed as I was making the quilt. Also, I like the idea of the apron as a symbol of strong and nurturing women. The anchor of the quilt.
But surrounding the apron made by Jackie’s great grandmother and later shortened by Esther’s sister Anna, there’s other family memories. There’s a skirt, shorts and linens that belonged to Jackie’s mother, Carol. A scarf that belonged to Jackie’s mother-in-law. And a shirt from her father. And then, there’s a couple of shirts and a pair of corduroy pants that belonged to Jackie’s husband. Including the pocket with the name Rich stitched on it, a personal joke between Jackie and her husband.
I also made some potholders that Jackie is giving out as Christmas gifts. But I’ll write more about them later.