PQ 14.4 – A Novel Project

When I first read the prompt for this week’s challenge I thought of doing something to commemorate the book I am currently reading. Parts of this history occurred in Thunder Bay, Ontario, which is a city I have visited several times and where my DH was raised.

I have been doing a lot of reading since the unmarked graves were discovered of so many children at various residential school sites and the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Report here in Canada.

I drafted a pattern and checked for the fabrics I needed and was almost ready to start. Then I looked at my calendar of scheduled events and appointments this week, my current WIP’s and decided I needed to readjust my plans.

It was a simple switch to another pattern and theme since I have a much loved little girl’s birthday coming up. I thought back to a book I loved which was published in 1952 (before I was born 😉). I read this same book to my children and either read it or gifted it to all of my grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Several years ago I made a bookshelf quilt for my granddaughter and gave her a set of fabric markers. She is very much a child of my blood because she is an avid reader. I told her she should use her bookshelf quilt as a record of her reading journey and if a book was good enough to read more than twice she should write the book title on a book on her quilt. Charlotte’s Web was one of the first books I gifted her. She is now 15 and has almost half of her book spines labelled. We were talking last weekend and she has suggested that I might want to think about making her a new bookshelf quilt for her graduation present, but it really should be king sized. 😳

This book is also a favourite of another of my granddaughters and it’s not just because our girl is named Charlotte! 😉

So with a decision made which was a project I could finish in the time I had available, I pulled out a pattern I had made before from Fandom in Stitches. It was so much fun doing FPP to get my little project done. I thought about a spiderweb I had seen at the farm and how the sunshine had made the strands of the web shimmer with gold, silver and white colours on the dusty barn window pane. I tried to catch the feeling of a warm summer day and the feeling of being home in the barn.

Thank you to Tish and Kim for another fun challenge.

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Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

20 thoughts on “PQ 14.4 – A Novel Project

  1. That is a sweet story about your granddaughter. How great that she filled out those spines and that she has asked for another quilt! Your mug rug is really cute.
    That truly was a tragic time in CA history but good that it has come to light.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Great story! Love your mug rug and the envelope back is such a smart idea. With your schedule and projects on the go I feel you have better get started on that king size quilt, lol.

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