This is a quilt I’m making out of some discarded blocks that somebody gave me. I’m using reproduction 30’s fabric. I have the top completed and sandwiched (a quilting term), it’s ready to be quilted.
The cool thing about this is that by using the little bits leftover from trimming the corners, I have the makings of a secondary quilt.
Using scraps and throwaways to me really captures the historical essence of what quilting really is: grandmothers and housewives of the past, pre Wal Mart, being thrifty and aiming all their resources (even ‘wastes’) towards the creation of objects that would bring comfort to the family – and beauty to the home.
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