The nights are getting colder, and I grabbed this quilt out of the closet. I made this quilt in 1996. The blocks are made totally of scraps. I got the dark blue used in the blocks at a charity rummage sale. Someone had donated what are called "cut aways." Those are scraps of fabrics left over when clothing is sewn commerically. The assorted white scraps were left over from my sewing. Many of the centers of the blocks were also left overs from when I was sewing blouses for the summer. This is a tied quilt, and the backing is pieced from part of a white sheet and some muslin. I threw the quilt in the dryer and fluffed it a bit. It is still as cozy as when I sewed it.
Sep 19, 2010
I really am grateful to Tonya for the challenge! http://lazygallibamish2010.blogspot.com/ At first, I thought that I was making the world's most unlovely quilt. But being as spontaneous as you can grows on you. And I found great satisfaction when combining the fabrics and colors. I have added three border strips to the quilt since the last post. And now I feel that I have finished the top. There's a bit of a way to go yet, as I decide how to quilt it. I'm thinking about hand quilting it, except that my arthritis might not like all that stitching. I may have to tie it. Because of the unevenness of the top, I think that machine quilting would make big puckers.
Sep 14, 2010
Here is my work on the Challenge http://lazygallibamish2010.blogspot.com/so far, and it has been challenging! I already posted a photo of this quilt top. Now I have added borders--so what did I do? I decided to do what Gee's Bend quilting ladies might do, and I added strips of fabric that were left over from making the backs of some previous quilts. I always cut a generous backing, and there is often a strip left over after I trim when adding the bindings. What the photo shows--I spread the quilt top on my bed, so please disregard the yellow edges, that's simply the background quilt. My questions are: Is this enough? What does the quilt need, within the requirements of the challenge?
Sep 12, 2010
New Year greetings to all my Jewish friends--may you be Inscribed in the Book of Life for a very good year.