Monday, June 18, 2012
I asked Terry to long arm it with a large meander to keep it soft and cuddly.
The back is scrappy too. Big hunks of vintage leftovers.
The same scrappy bits were used for a scrappy binding...
I think there are lots of reasons why I love scrappy quilts. There's something so freeing about using up what most people would throw away. And I love to work without a pattern, just sewing strips together, ironing them to look neat, and then squaring the results with a square ruler. I did have to measure the width of the shot cotton strips, and then match the corners as I sewed the blocks together. I like all that freedom within a framework. And trash to treasure (at least treasure to me!) feels like it honors the "make do" tradition of quilting too. I love that.
Make it a Wonderful Day!