Wednesday, February 5, 2020
I told you in my last post that I was working on my quotation quilt. I don't think I introduced you to it and thought a more formal introduction would be nice. Readers, meet quilt. Quilt, meet my dear readers.
This quilt was started before this blog. The blocks were made during a block swap. The economy blocks all have a muslin center that has a a quote that is inspiring or comforting to someone who is going through a difficult time.
My best guess is that this quilt was started in 2007.
I don't do block swaps anymore, but have several sets of blocks I still need to put together from that time.
I put the blocks together and decided that I wanted to do more to this quilt than quilt it and bind it. I enjoyed working with the quilt and wasn't ready for a quick finish.
I wanted to turn it into a crazy quilt. Having never made a crazy quilt, much less one made with cotton fabrics, I tried to learn as much about them as I could. I learned that I should back the top with some interfacing to help support the weight of the embellishments. Then it sat. I now have interfacing, although I haven't attached it yet. Since I am only adding embroidery at this time, and I like the feel of working with just the cotton fabric, I will hold off on adding the interfacing.
Maybe at some point, I will test the interfacing to see how it feels.
It's pretty big. Maybe twin size or just a bit smaller.
I wrote this post to link up to Previously Backlogged Jobs. I will be working on this quilt this year as a way to make progress on a UFO. I don't know how I will know when it is finished, but any progress is good progress.
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