Another "Glorious" Quilt.
This quilt is my design, technically. But in reality the seed for it was planted by my son. He was an avid "Dungeons and Dragons" game player when he was growing up.
There was a challenge through my guild. We had been swapping and collecting 5 inch "nickles" for 3 years. Pat Spathe had recently spoke at our guild and I was fortunate to attend her class.
After she left it was announced we would have a guild challenge to use the 5 inch nickles we had been saving. The above quilt top was my entry. I struggled to find something to make with the nickles. I was in the basement and noticed the tape had deteriorated on a box and it was open. I hadn't remembered what was in it, I took a peek. It was our son's game paraphernalia, on top was a map he was making on graph paper. I exclaimed, "Oh my, it's a quilt pattern. It will work perfectly for the challenge."
I immediately started planning it. None of the color pieces are repeats. The whites, I have over 50. I set about cutting and stitching my samples. I also pieced every white block.
If you look on the right side of the above quilt pinned on the quilt rail is the copy of the map he made.
This is one of the White blocks.
This quilt was a stash buster. There were no fabrics purchased. It was made for a challenge but it wasn't a challenge to make. The challenge now will be to find borders to compliment it and not so huge I can't fit it on the quilt machine.
(it's already gigantic...it is hanging from the deck rail)
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a blog about my courtship with my husband,
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blogs about the wildflowers on our farm
Organic methods we use, some cooking and some poetry
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Blog about an endangered beneficial beetle
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