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Thursday, September 26, 2013

"Quilting is a white woman's way of singing the blues."

This quote is from Jo Packham, who says it comes from the book about the Gee's Bend quilters....interesting....

Here is a crib quilt for the newest baby in our family. It was started before he was born, and before my mom ( his great grandmother) went into long term care. she helped to piece the blocks! Here she is back in February , making a block on the little featherweight machine!

Missing you, Mom!

Here is the label,for the quilt....and really cute backing fabric of farm animals, including alpacas!

Other quilts I have worked on recently include this one made with scraps from another quilter's stash.

The fabrics include some designed by Cath Kidston and Laura and pinks, soft greens and lavenders. A touch of yellow....irregular size scraps, pieced together as well as possible without much trimming.....making a bit of a wonky, but loveable quilt! It is hand quilted in utility stitches using rosy perle cotton and a chenille needle.

I have plans for (and fabrics for) more low-volume, pastel quilts.


Also plans for a more bright, saturated, scrappy quilt of pieced wheels or circles....sort of like this one from the owner of Peppermint Pinwheels ETSY store. I have ordered a 10 degree wedge ruler to help cut this scrappy wonder!



JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

How nice to have a quilt for the baby that your mother helped with. Love the colors of the quilts - and those circles, are they hard to do?

Lila Rostenberg said...

JoAnn- I think making the circles will be no harder than a Dresden plate....once the 10 degree blades are cut out.
While waiting for my wedge ruler to arrive, I am sewing scrappy strip sets from my stash...about 9 different fabric strips, 1-2 inches wide and 22 inches long. I'll have these ready to cut the spokes when my package with the ruler comes.
I'll post photos as I do it,

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