Saturday, November 28, 2020

a roald dahl proverb

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!

"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but 
if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you've been well and are keeping good thoughts! 

No comments:

Post a Comment