As I was finishing up another Franken-pillow, I was trying to decide on what fabric to use for the back. I initially was going to use a solid piece of fabric, but decided that that didn't fit the "theme" as well as a pieced back would. I dug into one of my bins of fabric from my first years as a "serious quilter". What discovered took my breath away for a moment because the fabric I found had so many memories tied to it that I was caught off guard. I'll be honest, I've dug past this fabric before, I've even used it in other quilting projects before but I found a completed leftover block.
This four-leaf-clover with lady bug print I bought to make my uncle a quilt when he first started going through treatment for cancer in 2004. He died in 2009 and his wife died in 2012, they didn't have any children so I have no idea where the quilt ended up. I feel like in a way these blocks and this fabric is a way of remembering him every time I use it.
There is one thing I do now with every quilt I make that I didn't then, and that's label it. I am very happy that my new sewing machine has the ability to do lettering so I can do things like this: