I have to get in my studio, I told Jon yesterday, I have quilt in me. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, but it could feel it brewing. I thought I might try to put the quilt together in a way similar to how I did the Crow Quilt. Broken and segmented pieces. But that didn’t happen. Instead I used some of the scraps I had laying on my table and started fitting them together. I started by sewing together the piece in the middle with the polka dots and the green piece next to it with the pink spirals. Then the piece on top of it made up all those small rectangle. I got that in the mail with some other scraps of fabric, a tiger’s eye stone and a memorable story.
I like using a mix of types of fabrics, some old and some new.
The big floral, greenish piece at the top and in the center came from Candy. She gave me a bunch of fabric from a garage sale. It had belonged to a quilter. That floral green is faded in places and I love how the wear works in this quilt. It looks used even though it isn’t. It was probably just folded up in front of a window, long enough to fade on the edges.
I was looking for soft, with a few strong lines to set it off.
When I look at I think, 1930’s.
This is where I stopped today. That black strip on the top isn’t sewn on yet. I’ll probably do a small dark strip on the right side too. I’ll see how I feel about it in the morning.