Thea's quilting trials and tribulations.

Life teaches us many lessons! Some of the greatest lessons in my life have been taught to me by my quilts and the people that I have met through my quilting.

Lone Star quilt

in 2003, I was picking my DH, Jay, up from work - we were on our way home - actually ready to turn down our street.  It was a left hand turn and I had my blinker on - waiting for traffic to clear so I could turn - we knew it would be a minute so i was turned in my seat talking to Jay - it sounded like a bomb went off in the back of the truck - I went forward and backwards - watched Jay do the same and reached to hold him back as I thought he was going to go through the windshield... I ended up being transported to the hospital - we had been hit by a car that put the bed of our truck in the cab... it was a bad accident.  I had surgery on my shoulder and my neck...

I was signed up to take a class from a local teacher... it was a hand piecing class and we were going to make an Oklahoma sampler - my arm was in a sling but that didn't stop me I went and took the class... while at home though I couldn't sit still - I would stand for 20 minutes cutting out pieces then I would sit down and hold the pieces up close to my face and sew them together - I wasn't supposed to move my arm much and this was the only way I could do it. 

After they allowed me to use my arm and removed the brace from my neck, I hand quilted my Lone Star... here is a picture of it...

It turned out pretty good ... where there is a method there is a way - and a crazy woman can do anything...

Published Sun, Jul 26 2009 1:02 AM by Thea


# re: Lone Star quilt@ Sunday, July 26, 2009 5:50 AM

Althea, this is beautiful.  I've always wanted to do a Lone Star but haven't yet.  All those points!  I also love Americana fabrics.  Great Job.

# re: Lone Star quilt@ Sunday, July 26, 2009 6:55 AM

Beautiful job. I started looking at your quilt pic's from the bottom up and at one point asked you why you were in so much pain. I should have read from the top down and I probably wouldn't have had to ask. Maybe the siamese and I are related.

# re: Lone Star quilt@ Sunday, July 26, 2009 10:59 AM

What a beautiful quilt!  

by maryg

# re: Lone Star quilt@ Sunday, July 26, 2009 11:39 AM

Really nice quilt Thea. I love your choice of colours and I can appreciate how difficult it must have been at the time.

by Kris

# re: Lone Star quilt@ Sunday, July 26, 2009 1:22 PM

This was a fun quilt to make - it made my MIL happy that I was making one all by hand - that is the way she was brought up but I think that if Jay's Grandmother was alive today she would love all the notions that we have - she truly was an artisan in the quilts she made.

I was in a lot of pain from the accident and the surgery but I don't know what I would do without my quilting... it takes me away and this one was easier then it looks to me because of the large diamonds - larger pieces to me are easier to get your points and seams to match -  

Stephanie - don't worry about reading from the bottom up - I have done that on a few of the

by Thea

# re: Lone Star quilt@ Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:52 PM

Thea, what a beautiful star I love your fabrics. I could look at 100 quilts in a day and the stars are always my favorites :0 I think it is awsome that you hand peice and hand quilt everything. I like to hand quilt it is relaxing.  I love the story behind this quilt. what great determination and motivation. It is very beautiful.