Nellie"s Needles

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Through the Door

"Through the Door" wall quilt's theme is in the same vein as the quilts featured in my previous two postings. It was made near the end of my mother's life. She was bed ridden and tethered to an oxygen machine. Her circumstances got me to thinking about being "trapped" by illness and limited mobility.

"Through the Door" - 26"x20 - 2002 (flowers were cut out from decorator fabric samples)
Looking through the doorway of a stark room that has an old worn chair ...

into a room filled with warmth and beauty.

I had previously made Mama a large wall quilt (36"x48") that featured a huge bouquet of flowers. Here too, the "sun filled room" is beyond the doorway.

4 comments:

Dianna in Maui said...

Hi Nellie,
Love your beautiful bouquets and the reason/message behind the quilts. Thanks for sharing...

Karoda said...

I have to thank you for sharing as well...I'm 45 and am required to use oxygen 24/7 although I have some really great days that I do without...I've often think about if I want to reflect my limitations in my quilts but decided no...I quilt to overcome them.

Maggie Ann said...

What a beautiful quilt and thoughtful insight that goes with it. Sorry to hear your Mom's circumstances were not the best...my Mum had to be in a nursing home confined to a wheelchair the last 4 years of her life, going downhill all the time. It hurts yet to remember that but I am thankful she is set free and is with the Lord. She must be so happy now.

Tom said...

Awesome is the only word I can come up with. What a girl!!