You know what I mean? No? Let me explain.
I didn't know where this quilt would go, or what purpose it would serve, when I first started piecing it. Initially it was just about using up scraps and playing along with a block swap.
Fast-forward a few years and I was talking to my fairy quilt mother (aka my local longarmer who did the lovely quilting on Made in Color and Sassafras Leaves) and she told me about a fantastic organization that her guild was sewing for, called Positive Tomorrows. The non-profit provides school and education for homeless children in the OKC metro. As someone who is married to a public school educator, I can only imagine what challenges home students and their teachers face.
I absolutely loved quilting this, it was like a treasure hunt! With each block I re-discovered pops of patterns and hidden gems as I traveled over the blocks.
I wanted to contrast the geometric lines with some movement in the quilting, so it has pebbles in the white lattice and swirly curves in the striped sections.
Last week this quilt joined a tall pile of beauties that the OKMQA members have been making for the special students of Positive Tomorrows. No matter where I go, or what guild I visit, the quilters I meet always inspire me, great job, OKMQA!
Cause: Positive Tomorrows
Size: 36 x 48"
Size: 36 x 48"
Fabrics: Assorted (block swap)
Binding: Circle Play by Henry Glass
Pattern: 6.5" String Blocks
Quilting: Longarm (HandiQuilter Avante) - Pebbles and Curves
Completed: July 2017