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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival :: Spring 2012


 Grammie's Garden


I have lots of quilt tops right now, and smaller projects that I have been working on, so I looked back in my quilting vault and  I realized I have never really talked about this quilt. I made this quilt 2 years ago for my mother. At some point she had given me a quilting book either for Christmas or my birthday, and I decided to use one of those patterns for a quilt for her. I chose the Irish Chain, and started to make it. What I did not realize at the time, was that I had an inaccurate 1/4 inch foot and when I went to put the blocks together they did not match up properly. Frustrated I probably put the quilt away for about a year unsure what to do with it. Then one day, I was looking through my quilt patterns, I found a baby one that used 9 patches. I realized I could replace it with my 16 patches and enlarge the size to make a lap quilt. This was the first time I had completely enlarged a quilt pattern and it was fun figuring out the math. This quilt taught me that even mistakes can be turned into things of beauty. Now if I make something that does not turn out the way I think, I don't worry as much because it can always be used for something else. Check out all the amazing hundreds of bloggers for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival hosted by Amy. Thank you to Amy for such an amazing quilt show.



6 comments:

Janet said...

Your quilt turned out lovely! It is amazing how versatile quilting can be and how little imperfections don't really show.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

It is a REALLY pretty quilt! Happy that you participated in the Festival too! :)

CitricSugar said...

Oh, wow - that is really beautiful! An Irish chain is on my list of to-dos, probably a little higher now that I've seen this...

It's just gorgeous, dear. I love it!

Margaret said...

the pattern is lovely in those colors!

Check out my blog if you can...

Margaret Gunn
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Ariane said...

Your quilt is beautiful!!!

Nita said...

That is a really pretty quilt.