This quilt is one my Mom made and gave me. I can remember watching her work on it and trying to get straight lines, without puckers, and without a walking foot. She must have made it in the early 70's, based on my memories of her sewing space. The stars were pieced and then appliqued onto a muslin background using a zig-zag stitch. Then, the blocks were sashed with muslin. The batting is lightweight and must be a polyester. This would be a great summer quilt to pull up when the air conditioning comes on in the night because it is so light, but it is very fragile. A couple of the stars have pulled away from the zig zag. But, I get to enjoy it twice a year on "refolding day".
Of course, this is my favorite block with the green and orange fruits and vegetables. Very kitschy kitchen fabric. This may have been my Mom's kitchen curtains in the first house I can remember.
And, this one is so bright and cheerful.
And, a bold and masculine one.
So, Thanks, Mom! for giving me my first quilt and starting this whole process. And, thanks for sending fabric money once in a while.
One of the reasons I wanted to feature this quilt is because I talk about it in an article ABOUT ME! Yes, I'm the featured quilter today at the Stitchin Heaven blog. The pics are bad. She and I had trouble exchanging pics and ran out of time before we got it right, but nonetheless, there I am.
I also gave the expectant Mom the baby quilt. She loved it and decided to hang it on her desk. I grabbed a corner and said "April Fools" and before she realized I was joking, she got the saddest look in her eyes. Okay, so that joke backfired. I think I'll stop there.
Everybody take care and have a great Thursday. I'm riding the day high and need to settle down and do some work. Lane