A recent return from a heart-wrenching trip early in December, inspired me to make a “Remembrance” Quilt, not sure what to call it.
After color sorting through the scraps brought back from my trip, I decided on a lovely purple scrap quilt block. Deciding against making a full-sized quilt, I made a runner, the accent piece you put at the end of your bed?
Here is the pattern.
Each little purple scrap is 2 inches x 2 inches. With all the measurements, you need to add a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Just measure the white strips to match the sides of the purple, stitch them all together. Wah la.
This is the finished square.
This quilt is made in honor of my aunt Estella Alexandria Du Preez, whom I loved very much. She was a quilter and a seamstress most of her life, and I loved messaging with her my latest creations, and pinning stuff from Pinterest with her. She sadly passed away on 8 December 2014 from advanced Leukemia, Lymphoma and a Tumor on her stomach. These scraps were from her fabric stash I brought back with me after the funeral. I really miss her a lot, especially today, when I finished my first quilt after she passed away and I wanted to message her a picture, then realized she’s not there anymore. I had a little cry, then decided to dedicate this post to Aunt Stella.