This theme was the easiest for me among the previous ones.
We all are full of memories especially when the half of the life has gone. These memories are different – good and bad. I try to keep in mind only good memories and very seldom remember bad things.
I made this quilt in memory of my grandmother and it has taken only two days, may be because I wanted to make something about grandma for a long time.
My grandma had a long and very difficult life. She was born in 1890 and gave birth for 8 babies but only 5 from them grew till their twenties. These five were two sons and three daughters. Her husband died when she was 40. One son had disappeared in 1941 during The World War II and grandma has been waiting for him till the end of her life…Second son was killed in 1945 during the war between the
USSR and . Daughters were with her till
the end. Japan
I spent each summer at grandma’s house. It was really small house with only three little rooms which were full of things that grandma made including weaved rugs. So I put similar little rugs in my quilt. My grandma lived in a village close to the mountains and there were two rivers which skirted the yard so background symbolizes mountains and rivers. Water in the rivers usually has looked grey that’s why I chose this color for background. There were also a lot of linen things at grandma’s house: curtains, table runners, towels. So I decided to use this fabric for background. But the best of all was big orchard that she owned. There were different kinds of apples each summer so I sewed apple from many pieces which symbolizes different tastes and colors of apples. I'm an early bird. And usually first thing I did at grandma's after awaking I went to orchard, picked apple which was covered with morning dew and ate it. That's why there are beads on apple.