Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Saga of a Little Quilt

This little quilt (49 1/2" by 58") has had quite a few hands involved in the making of it. I had made a lot of the rail fence blocks last year from 2 1/2" strips I'd cut from all sorts of fabrics.

You might remember I made "Chicken Strips" from some of those rail fence blocks alternating with framed chicken print fabrics. (You know I really LIKE this one!)
Then my friend Phyllis took a stack of those rail fence blocks and put them together into this one. Both of those quilts went to Quilts of Compassion last year.

I had given my friend Sandy a stack of those same blocks (yes, I do get carried away making blocks sometimes) when she took a quilt top I had made to have her sister Peggy quilt it for me. 

Peggy sewed the rail fence blocks together (You can see she put one of my sixteen patch blocks in there, too!)  and quilted it!  I got the binding sewn on and now this one will be going to Quilts of Compassion when we get a stack of quilts ready.   Wasn't that a fun little journey of lots of people working to finish one little simple quilt. I believe it will really be a blessing to whoever gets it!

Peggy added this pretty Maywood Studios fabric for a backing and did a beautiful job of quilting it!

Meanwhile at Muddle Manor, the skies are gloriously clear and everything is growing like wild. Of course, it's hot, too, but I'm not even going to complain. I am so happy to see the sun again!

I do hope you are finding plenty that makes you thankful!

Hugs and kisses,


Sheila said...

Beautiful pictures! Love the quilts. So many prints and colors. Simple pattern scrap quilts are my favorite.

Thimbleanna said...

Finally it has stopped raining! What a happy little quilt story. And I love the idea of putting one different block in the quilt -- how fun!

Wonky Girl said...

Enjoyed the saga of your little quilt. It's so pretty, sometimes the simple ones turn out the best. Envy your yard. If i want a fix of pretty plants then I have to head down to the HomeDepot nursery and brows around. LOL, sad huh?

Eggs In My Pocket said...

It's wonderful to see such a beautiful work when so many hands contributed to it! It is very humid and hot here as well........but so glad we are drying up! Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen S said...

It is wonderful when so many people work on a finish with a quilt. It looks lovely.
And the garden is flourishing!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a neat story behind that quilt. Love seeing you garden ... I need to get out to tend to ours ... I don't think DH spent any time out there while I was gone. And the rain we had has caused them to really grow ... I can see them from our deck. Yikes!

Susie Swanson said...

I love this Rail fence pattern. I've made a few of those but not nearly as beautiful as your is. Love your beautiful garden as well. Hugs, xo