When we make a quilt for magazine publication we kiss it good bye and hope for a safe return. It is always a joy when the quilts return safe and unharmed. Often times the quilts are gone so long that we almost forget about them.
Our latest quilt..is one that I didn’t forget about. I’ve been wanting this quilt back for a long time. It’s hard to believe that I started sewing the quilt back when we still living in the farm house. I actually sewed the whole top there. Later after we moved to this house is when I finally quilted it. At the time I really didn’t intend on it being published. I was just playing around with fabric. When it was finished I knew that it was good enough to send in for consideration to be published….and it was. It was featured in this issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. Typically all the quilts that are published are done by both Kelli and I. This time around this project was all me. I did the designing, sewing, and machine quilting. It was such a joy when the quilt came home, about 8 months after I had sent it away. I loved the quilt then and I still love it now. We got so many comments from readers saying that they really liked the quilt. I love quilts like this…simple-scrappy-repetitive blocks. They are my favorite to sew.
I have a home for this one. It’s going to be hanging out right here at my house. I really try to limit the number of quilts that I keep so it’s quite an honor for a quilt to be put on the “I will always keep this quilt” list.
I only have about 8 quilts on the list so it really is a honor.
I am so happy to have this quilt home and with me. It’s a quilt that I will always be proud of. I still laugh and laugh when I remember that the quilt started with a bag of about 280 left over red and cream half square triangles. At the time I had no idea that I’d go on and make many-many more half square triangles.