I was happy to get this bright quilt to the flimsy stage. It’s destined for Project Linus - a charity that provides hand crafted blankets to children in traumatic situations. I wanted this quilt to be bright and happy, and appropriate for either boys or girls. I always go very scrappy, because I remember my great grandmother’s quilts, and how I loved looking at each piece of fabric in her quilts when I was a kid. I found that comforting.
It is going to be so beautiful, Michelle! I love the colors together and I can relate to looking at all the pieces closely. Quilting as a trend only came up about 30 years or so here, so we have never had any in our family.
Thanks so much! And how interesting! I guess I didn’t realize that quilting was new in other areas of the world. Although I can now buy any kind of fabric I want, my great grandmother actually created her quilts from true scraps leftover from the clothing she made. She was born in 1900 in rural Kansas, and they created much of what they needed.
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Post by Irith-Rita on Apr 28, 2021 14:39:47 GMT -6
It is gorgeous! Well done and for a wonderful cause!
I wanted to make quilts too once. I had McCall's book with beautiful classic quilt designs in it. I think I still have it somewhere around here... My sister's mother in law worked in her Kibbutz's sewing workshop and gave me a sack full of left over colorful scraps of cotton material from which I made patch -work cushion covers. I would cut the templates from pieces of card board... That was 40 years ago.
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Irith, now there is a light-weight stiff plastic that is used for templates. Thin enough you can cut it with scissors, but it holds up to use a lot better than cardboard.
Thanks so much, Gayle! I’m considering making some quilts that are more detailed (and artistic). But they would take more time, and while I have no problem with passing a more artful quilt to a kid, when the quilts start to take a lot of time, I wonder if I want to send them off to an uncertain future. And yet, where we live, I really don’t need any more quilts myself.