Thursday, September 24, 2015

Throwback Thursday Quilt

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 ~
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14 comments:

  1. A beautiful quilt and a beautiful story too.

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  3. God bless your generous heart. I do hope that your bff recovers from her ordeal.

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  4. What a beautiful story about this quilt. You are a dear friend. God bless you and I pray your friend will recover and be just fine. The quilt is just perfect with all the colors; and fun to look at.

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  5. Awww, you made me tear up. I don't think it's chaotic at all ... quite lovely, in fact!

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  6. It`s absolutely beautiful,great quilt and story!

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  7. You have a heart of gold. Your friend must feel so special and loved.

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  8. Beautiful story and a gorgeous quilt! Hope your dear friend is on the mend and doing well.

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  9. What a wonderful quilt, and a fabulous gift for your friend. I hope she found much comfort in it. Thanks for linking up at Throwback Thursday today and sharing your story.

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  10. Very touching story!! I hope she's doing well.

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  11. The quilt was made with love because you put your heart into every piece you added, and now this much loved quilt is giving so much love to your friend. God bless you and her

    This quilt was made with love as you selected and added each fabric, and now it is giving that love to your dear friend. God bless you both.


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  12. Scrappy quilts are the best. This one is a beauty and has a beautiful story to go with it.

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  13. That is a lovely story, what a sweet friend you are. Like you, I love scrappy quilts. My friend once told me "You just like making order out of chaos" and I guess that's you too!

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  14. what a beauty can see why it was so hard to part with her but it was a wonderful gift to your dear friend and I know is so very loved by her

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