Thursday, March 4, 2010

Paula's Quilt

This is a quilt I made for my sweet sister, Paula about two or three years ago.  She passed away about 8 months ago, and I miss her so much.

Paula and I were best buds.  She and I were born 14 and a half months apart so we shared a lot growing up together.  We always shared a room and a bed.  We were two of six sibblings, and we had tons of fun together.  We double dated, had slumber parties, talked half of the night, we even had babies on the same day in the same hospital when we got older.  It wasn't planned--like you could plan that--she was due 3 weeks before me.

I named this quilt "Daddy's Irish Jig"  after our dad who was part Irish and loved to do a little jig.  Also because of the shamrock looking blocks.  Paula's middle name was Ray after our dad.  The cowboy boot on the back was the label, and our dad loved to wear cowboy boots.  Paula took after our dad a lot--she was outgoing like him, loved to talk and very fun to be with.  When she walked in the room I would tell  my mom, "The party is here".


  1. Sweet and beautiful! Can't wait for more!
    ☺ Celeste

  2. I decided to treat myself to one of your quilts a day. I did ask Celeste if you did custom work. If you are ever interested, please contact me.

    I am sorry for your loss. The quilt was made with so much love and truly represents the woman you describe and the love you both shared for your father. (My Da was Irish!) I have no doubt it was one of her favorite possessions. You have good memories to wrap around yourself and warm your heart with.


  3. Thank you, Deborah; I do have many good memories. She was quite a sister. I was shy and she was just the opposite, so when I was little I liked her company so she could do the talking--and she did.