Morning, Quilty Friends! Are you ready for a quick trip down my scrappy memory lane? For the next three Thursdays I'll be sharing quilts made from this batch of scrappy fabrics. But first let me do a little shout out to Krista@KristaQuilts for hosting the Throwback Thursday Linky Party.
Hop on over and link up some of your oldies but goodies or just be inspired.
My quilt for this week was made because I wanted to make a quilt using every print fabric that was in my small stash at that time. The plan was for a simple quilt that looked vintage. So I pulled out the paper and calculator and started drafting something simple. After doing the quilty math a 2.5" strip was cut from each fabric. If my memory serves me right, this is the first quilt that using the flippy corners method. You know the stitch, clip and flip.
As each new block went on the design wall the excitement grew. LOVE LOVE LOVE scrappy! Mr. Podunk however said "that quilt is chaos". My response
"It's the Beauty in Chaos" And that's how her name came to be
"The Beauty in Chaos"
Not only has my quilting improved greatly since these pictures were taken but so has my photography skills. What you can't see is the quilting in each block done by my embroidery machine. The straight line stitching was done on my Domestic Machine. And some of the leftover HST's from the flippy corners were put into the border.
The Beauty in Chaos quickly became my favorite quilt and everyone else's favorite. There were many requests to take her off my hands but I just couldn't let her go. My best friend since 7th grade, Barb, had expressed her interest in it many times but I couldn't let her go. I offered her any other quilt but not this one, nope she wanted my Beauty. We've been through so much together, the good, the bad and boy was there some ugly moments when I wanted to strangle her, but our friendship has survived. She's the sister I never had. So when we found out there was a tumor the size of a grapefruit in her uterus the quilt was the least I could do. Yep she owns My Beauty. No words were spoken when covering her with it at the hospital after surgery. I loved this quilt but I love her more.
~Lea Anne ~Pin It