Saturday, October 30, 2010
i think i shared this quilt with you during a wordless wednesday this summer but then never talked about it. in 2009, i participated in sewconnected virtual quilting bee started by john/quiltdad. virtual quilting bees were just becoming the rage when this was started, and i was eager to join when john asked me.
i think i was the only wonky weirdo in the bunch since i didn't care about matching up seams and points, i had (have) an obsession with houses, i didn't follow or collect the latest, trendy, quilting fabrics (give me some scraps!), and i was a big lazy butt about not sending out fabric to everyone. hopefully i added spice and whimsy to the group. i'll keep telling myself that.
for my blocks, i asked everyone to make a wonky log cabin house block using a tutorial that i put together based on a block i saw in Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again. i also asked everyone to use their scraps. i was a little shocked to find out that some people didn't save their scraps. what?!
i finally had time to sew this summer. and this quilt was in the queue. when i laid all the blocks out to work on the layout, i was a little worried. i thought it looked like a hot mess. but i knew that i loved scrappy quilts, and that it would all work out. for the back, i used some state fabric to represent that we were quilters from all over, and i used the piggies because i needed it in a quilt that we were keeping. all from stash. quilted with my favorite loopies with hearts quilting, and i pieced together leftover bits of binding to bind the quilt. my family was pleased that we were keeping this quilt.
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