A New Quilt or Two?

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I usually take the weekends off, which means I don’t go in my studio and on Saturdays I don’t go online.  But this Saturday I got the urge to make a few more of the potholders I started making on Friday.  I was inspired by an old patchwork pillow sham that I cut up.  After making four or five potholders, I wanted to make something bigger.  I had a small  piece of fabric from the back of the pillow sham with a spiral on it.  Just a little square and I put it on top of one of the tea stained hankies then put a piece of red and white flowered material (one of Lenore’s bandanas) under it.  Using the same fabric I made the potholders from, I started piecing together a quilt.

Today I added the red corduroy.

But then I got another idea and made this:

tree allI stitched the tree on a tea-stained hankie then added the fabric around it.   My idea was to put these two together to make one quilt.  But when I got them both to this point, I just couldn’t get them to work together.

By the end of the day, I decided they were two separate pieces.  So that’s where I am right now.  Both pieces came out of an urge of the moment.  It was like I didn’t have a choice, I just had to make them.  If they don’t speak to  me in the morning I’ll put them aside until they do.  I like them as they are, I just don’t know where they want to go.

3 thoughts on “A New Quilt or Two?

  1. I love them, Maria. I love their folk art quality and feel. I also sew with repurposed fabrics. My favorite thing is going thrift store shopping and finding garments that have fabric that calls to me. Your embroidery touch is magical added to the quilt. Fabric can be quite bossy. It usually knows what it wants to be but sometimes it is just hard to hear what it is saying. Thanks for sharing your creative life.

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