Blogger’s Quilt Festival: Collecting Memories
For my second Blogger’s Quilt Festival entry, I’m also taking a page from the Grandma Sparkles playbook and entering Collecting Memories into the Two Color Quilt category. This quilt, (fully blogged here) was my first hands-on foray into quilting. Not gonna lie, I didn’t push the sewing machine pedal once in the creation of this quilt. I did however select and buy the fabrics, create the design, and layout, draft the strip-piecing pattern, cut and iron the fabrics, and then run them back and forth from the living room to the sewing machine. (My aching back!)
This all begs the question about who is the creator of a quilt–the designer, the facilitator, or a combination of people. I think there are multiple answers to this complex question, and it is one I have been spending a lot of time thinking about recently. However, I didn’t feel this work should be represented in the same way a Bee quilt should, so purposefully chose not to put it in that category.
Because Grandma Sparkles and I made this quilt together, I chose to call it Collecting Memories to represent the shared memory we will always have of the insane week we spent making the quilt top. Also, it unintentionally reminds me of the Harry Potter Pensieve! The goal was to create a white to blue ombre and I’m so sparkly, deliciously happy with what we achieved. This quilt lives on my bed as a constant reminder of what one can achieve even in moments of self-doubt.
- Finished size: 90″ x 90″
- Fabrics: 40+ shades of blue quilting cottons and batiks
- Domestic machine pieced
- Hand stitched binding
- I was scared of the sewing machine at this stage
- Blogger’s Festival Category: Two Color Quilts