My Four Seasons Quilt Swap piece is complete . . . almost. Pieced, quilted, bound and laundered - all that's left is to stitch the label to the back. It can then begin the journey to its new home.
When I first signed up to participate in this swap, my head was swirling with ideas. Then reality hit - I needed to accomplish a piece that not only made me happy but someone else. I hope the new owner enjoys the plaids being crooked and cut off-grain. Funny, I never worry about these things when I make a quilt for myself. I aim to please but want my style to come through as well.
Then there is the label. Let's just say I'm not always the best when it comes to labeling quilts. But a label on each swap was part of the deal. It had to be done. I tried to write a poem of my own. Something that would bring together fabric and word. Here's a flash - I AM NOT A POET! This morning I found this quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Oh Joy! A perfect description of fall and quilt all in one.
Now I'm off to work on the first quilt from Prairie Children and Their Quilts. I've decided to just start at the beginning and work my way through all 14 quilts. I have my fabrics selected and some of the cutting done. Hopefully you will find me at the machine by late afternoon.
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