I am entering this quilt for the festival…
I chose this quilt because:
1) I just finished it
2) I really like it
3) I learned some things while making it.
I didn’t make this quilt on my own. It was a collaborative effort by my local little quilt group. Linda H., Francine, Diane and I all worked on the layout. Francine organized the blocks for sewing. Linda P. did all the piecing. I matched seams and pinned rows – I take responsibility for all the corners that don’t match. Diane and I squared it up, measured for the borders and pinned them on. Linda P. sewed them on. I did the straight line quilting (again I take responsibility for some of the lines being wonky. And I did the binding. This quilt is going to be raffled to make money to buy a couple of sewing machines for our group. The older ladies all have machines but there are a few teens who come out and they don’t have machines.
The fabrics for this quilt all came out of my stash, but they were all hand me down fabrics from others. When my friend Dahn got new dye materials in late summer and destashed a lot of her old fabric to me there was a pile of 5 inch squares. Here they are in this quilt. The backing fabric came from another friend. Kim, who doesn’t sew and doesn’t own a sewing machine, decided she was going to make wrap around skirts for an abortion clinic. She bought yard and yards of material. Ten years later, when she was cleaning out her garage, she gifted it all to me.
What did I learn?
I learned that a simple quilt can be beautiful. I gravitate toward complicated patterns, tiny pieces and other things that take time.
I learned that every fabric has it’s place. I couldn’t see how that green and white fabric was going to fit in this quilt. Then we used it for the border and ahhh…..it was perfect.
I learned that it is possible to use nothing but stash fabrics in a quilt. (I will use any excuse to BUY fabric.)
More pictures. It was dull and grey out so the light wasn’t the best, but now it’s a raging snowstorm so I got the pictures just in time!
I see a stray thread….
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