I sewed from my stash for this. I had just enough of these Laura Gunn butterflies for a front and back, and even eked out a small zip pouch!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
I was lucky to find this backing fabric, also from the Ansonia line, on Etsy for a super sale price. Who doesn't love a great deal when buying yardage?!
Years ago I won a package from Denyse Schmidt and it included her Proverbial Quilt pattern. I studied it then but it overwhelmed me. Early this year Denyse announced an online Proverbial quilt-along. I signed up immediately. I knew exactly what my quilt would say as I had previously chosen this ↑ Roald Dahl quote from The Twits.
Then Covid and lock-downs and quarantines hit. The quilt-along took on a whole new life. So many fantastic quilts resulted from the emotions of the changes going on around the world. I considered altering my plan for about 2 seconds, but no, I needed to stay positive and keep moving forward.
I dove right in and made 85 scrappy letters. Some improv, some following the pattern precisely. I still can't believe there is only one R in the whole quilt!
I combined my letters into 20 words,
and then used spacers to created the 8 rows.
I added a few extras; 4 hearts for my 4 grandchildren and...sunbeams! (These 5 blocks took me an entire day 😜)
When the entire top was complete I took it outside for a "stained glass" photo. So many pieces!I used fun letters for the backing fabric and that stashed 1/2 yard of oval elements for the binding. It was a perfect match for the blue strips between the word lines.
There were several categories to enter our final quilts in. I chose "Quilts in the Wild" and got this shot under my favorite redbud tree. I hadn't been anywhere for the month prior so this back corner of our lot was like wilderness!
After these photos were taken I added Roald Dahl's name to the quilt. Now it's complete!