Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Funeral Attire :o)
As I mentioned a couple of posts ago our recently departed group leader has requested that all of us who knew her through quilting should wear something depicting patchwork and quilting to her funeral.
A bit of a poser for me as I've made loads of quilts but nothing wearable - no lovely waistcoats or bags or anything.
So what to wear - I did think about wearing my Somerset County Quilters badge as that is where I first met her but felt on its own it wouldn't make the statement she so obviously wanted us all to make
I was pondering in bed last night, during those gentle moments before sleep, about making something at such short notice - the funeral is Friday - and realised that a waistcoat is most definitely out of the question, firstly because of lack of time, secondly because I don't have a decent pattern and thirdly because I couldn't be sure of getting it to fit and would have been really miffed after putting in all that work for it not to fit properly.
I finally decided on a sash to wear over my normal dark funeral outfit and then came the question of what to make it from
It just so happened that I was going to make a wall-hanging for our lounge and had put together a number of 4" blocks in a ziplock bag
Perfect - I'd sash between them, add a backing and Voila! the result you see above :o) pinned together with the afore mentioned badge - absolutely fit for purpose - I think she'd like it :o)
Just as an aside - the church has granted her family permission to hang all her quilts in the church for her funeral - a really fitting tribute