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Friday, January 1, 2010

Pink Saturday


Welcome to Pink Saturday


Happy New Year to all. I have decided to share my quilted bear with you on the first Pink Saturday of the new year. He is made from a quilt top that was sewn by my grandmother and great-grandmother sometime in the 1930's. I don't know why the top was never made into a quilt. By the time I received it from my mother in the 1970's, it had some very large stains. I made quilted pillowtops for my nieces from the largest unstained sections. I used some of the remaining quilt top to make this bear. He sits on a shelf in my studio and watches over me. He reminds me of my heritage as a quilter and fiber artist.
I don't have one specific project that I will be working on in 2010 but my goal is to be true to myself in my art and go where my creative self leads.


If you would like to see more pink, check out Beverly's How Sweet the Sound. I also enjoy visiting Sue's Collecting in Texas. Please stop by and tell her I sent you.


Have a wonderful 2010.

19 comments:

All things nice... said...

Oh that bear is so adorable and possesses such lovely memories :) It is so beautiful- a real treasure! Happy New Year to you too

All things nice...

Melinda Cornish said...

happy new year Pam! I love this little bear...I have a couple pieces of quilts and an old japanese kimono that I would love to do this with...I even have a pattern, just havent done it yet...someday! come on over and enter my little giveaway when you have time! Melinda

Terry said...

What a lovely memory you have. I also have a blanket that my Mom and Dad gave me that I would like to make into something for me and my sisters. There is not enough to make 3 bears though.

Have a great Pink Saturday. Terry

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Wonderful memories in old quilts and old quilt tops, and you have done a great job of saving them with the bear and other items made for family members. I've quilted countless tops for others and always wished I had a quilt or top from my Grandmother Minnie. My Mom says they used them til there wasn't a scrap left! Thanks for the 'ShoutOut' and your much loved comments and visits to CollectInTexas Gal...Sue

LV said...

This little quilted bear is adorable. I love all the colors.

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Oh I love the bear!!! I used to collect bears, this one is soooo sweet!!! So happy you visited me today...I hope you come back soon. I am your newest follower, love your blog.
Happy Pink Saturday
♥ Teresa

Meg said...

Pam,
I love your bear. I am so glad to see someone else who is willing to cut up old quilts and give them new life. He is great! Happy New Year and thanks for the pattern. I will show you the pictures as soon as I finish the bags. Life has taken a newborn turn for awhile. Love Ya, Meg

Suzie Button said...

That's wonderful that you were able to save some of your memories in your little bear. Thanks for stopping by my blog today too and Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

morningDove said...

oh i love the story and your bear.
i made my first bear at least 5 years ago now for St Jude's Children. it was so much fun to make and send off for a child.

CC said...

Happy New Year Pam..
I love the little bear. I'm proud you were able to salvage most of the quilt top cause it's a gorgeous one. Happy Pink Saturday..have a wonderful weekend.

suesueb said...

What a wonderful way to preserve the memory and the quilt! I have a piece of my greatgrandmothers' quilt and some pieces from my grandmother. Wish my mom quilted-I think she was too busy raising all of us though! Happy New Year and happy pink week!
Thanks for the good wishes for the wedding dress too!!

Melinda Cornish said...

you are entered in my giveaway Pam! thanks for visiting my friend......

Valarie said...

What a beautiful story about your Grandmothers quilt. I love that you all have something special to remember her by.
Valarie

Treasia Stepp said...

What a sweet Pink Saturday post. What memories that quilt top holds for you.

Tricia said...

That bear is so sweet. What a great use of your left-over quilt top. I think it would make me smile to look over and see him sitting on your shelf, bringing back fond memories of your family. I think you have a great goal for 2010. I should adopt something like that myself. Mainly I need to make time for myself to make art. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy 2010.

Blessings,
Tricia

colorexpert said...

What a wonderful way to use the unfinished quilt top. Love your adorable bear.

Happy Pink Saturday!

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!!! God Bless you in the up coming year and always
Kandy

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Pam, Happy New Year! Love your little bear and the memories that are there when you look at him.

You sound like us, boxes waiting to be sorted through, ugh..that is another big goal, one box a day until they are all gone..

hugs,
Barb

Dru said...

What a sweet teddy and such a wonderful use of a family heirloom. Happy Pink Saturday!