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Wave Over Wave for Peter

Entry Number: 9

Quilt Maker: Corey J. Ralph

Quilted By: Quilted by Machine (Domestic or Longarm) that is Hand-Guided: Sew Divine

Techniques: Pieced

Design Source: Original Design

Artist Statement

In August 2018, Mama and I spent several hours together sorting through her fabric stash, quilting supplies and patterns. Despite being very tired, Mama had a plan for me. In the quiet of our time together she asked a very special request. She asked if I would consider making quilts for her grandchildren using her stash. Mama’s request came with great love and pride. She knew she was sick and knew she would never be able to make quilts for her precious grandbabies. I promised her that day, that each of the grandchildren would receive quilts “from her” and that they would be constructed with as much love as she would put into them herself.

We spent time choosing patterns and fabrics. As we did this, she shared stories and her favorite memories of you. We laughed and we cried!

This quilt is a modern pattern that Nan thought you would like. It has a simple design with improvisation blocks using a blue and grey jellyroll from her stash. I designed one block and got her approval to continue. The finished quilt has two layers of Hobb’s 80/20 white batting.

“Peter, my darling, this quilt is made especially for you. Whenever you see it, don’t be sad because I am no longer here, but use it as a reminder that I will keep you warm, dry your tears and cover you with love for the rest of your days. I love you so much”! Love, Nanny

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