Amy at Amy's Creative Side is hosting her semi-annual quilt festival. Hundreds of bloggers have signed up to exhibit one of their favourite quilts along with it's story. I haven't participated in a while, but wanted to join in the fun this year. I have selected a wallhanging that I made in 2003. It was specifically made for the quilt show of the local guild that I belonged to at that time.
title: Still Crazy after all those Years
29 x 29 inches
materials - silk and cotton
batting - Hobbs 80 cotton 20 poly
The crazy centre of each block is pieced from scraps of cotton. Some of the seams have been machine embroidered with shiny embroidery threads.
The sashing is made from blouse weight silk. A fusible light weight interfacing was attached and them machine embroidered
The corner stones are from a heavier brocade silk. I don't recall that they had interfacing. Each is machine embroidered with a single motif. The other border is made from a heavy nubbly silk. I didn't have enough so I had to make seams. I decided to make them diagonal, and since they showed I embroidered along the side to acknowledge their existance.
Every quilt needs a label. This was printed on paper backed fabric that came in a kit that you were supposed to use to print out fabric to make clothing for your Barbie doll. That never happened. The paper tag is from the one and only quilt show that it was exhibited in.
The silks in this quilt were free from a local manufacturer. I don't remember what she made from the fabric, but she donated several bags of scraps to the local guild that I do still belong to. They were so luscious that I felt compelled to make something from them.
Be sure to visit Amy at the Blogger's Quilt Festival and find links to hundreds of special quilters and their quilts.