Monday, September 6, 2010
Cyber TOGA Flimsie 2
Below is the above block on the front:
She eventually had some Kansas Mennonite quilters do the quilting--and I have been privileged to sleep under it.
Now that block I made to commemorate all the work on Aunt Louise's quilt is part of this:
A closeup of some of the pieced sections:
When I found the blocks that included more of those 1980s brownish pinks, I knew I could put them to use in a quilt top so they'd bring people a lot more joy than if they were just stuffed in a box somewhere.
All those brown pinks and smoky blues in the 1980's did inspire me to learn to use fiber reactive dyes so I could have fabrics in the colors I saw in my mind.
I knew that putting a bunch of those odd sized blocks together would be a challenge. I didn't know it would take all day.
The pale pink in the border is a Benartex printed with a white paint-like floral design. I'm thinking it was the very beginning of the white on white background phase, although Benartex had printed them on really pale pastel goods. (I remember the fabric chain I was teaching for getting in yards and yards of those flatfolds.)
I did start my long day of sewing by having breakfast outside--probably the last time I'll get to do that on a weekday this year--unless my next day off (around October 22) finds us still having warm weather.
Happy quiltmaking (and may everyone returning to work tomorrow have a glorious day!)