A Quilt in the (Blogless) Forest?
I’ve joked with some friends before about the ‘issue’ of quilts made by people who don’t blog about them. I asked, “If a quilt is made and not blogged about, is it like a tree falling in the forest with no one around? Does it actually exist?” (kidding, of course!)
My darling and talented mom is a blog-less quilter. So, to help her quilts see the light of day here on the interwebs, I’m sharing them with you today!
This one is her Cross Quilt, made after she saw Carla’s Anniversary Crosses quilt at a guild meeting. It was part of an online bee, actually. I was in the bee and someone dropped out, so she took the open spot. She got about 24 blocks that way and filled in the rest. The colors are great because they are simultaneously the team colors for the high school in my hometown, the college where my parents met AND also the university our state is excited to cheer on this month… the Mizzou Tigers!
I love what she did with the back!
But never ask my husband to “show the backside” or this is what you’ll get:
Note how our daughter is learning his sassy ways!
Up next…. this giant log cabin block quilt was made for a little baby boy born to a family friend. My mom made it right around the time that Susan Beal spoke to the KCMQG about her book Modern Log Cabin Quilting.
She used the backing fabric as her color guide, then cut strips and put them in a paper bag (a la Denyse Schmidt). Whatever she pulled out, she used next.
You can see her quilting a little better in this one. Straight lines in the white and a block-y looking stipple in the rest. I am pretty sure those blocks are about 18″ square and the white is about 5″ (or something close to that).
She does a great job, don’t you think?