Tuesday, November 17, 2015

the white quilt

I was excited about the 'quilt as you go' technique when I made this quilt in 1987.  I made two other pieces using the same technique during that year.  (The same year our youngest child was born)
For this piece, I used scraps left over from sewing and a few of my own embroidered blouses.  I wanted a light palette with very few accents of dark.  The technique of creating one-step blocks (construction and quilting at the same time) with sewing machine stitch and flip was in vogue. Georgia Bonesteel's book Lap Quilting (1982) was influential.
I thought that this quilt was lost, but just yesterday I found it.  It is in one of our museums here on Manitoulin, the curator had purchased it at a farm auction in the late 90's.  If you look carefully, you can glimpse it folded up on the end of this museum bed.

Number 103

2 comments:

bc said...

Lovely! and it pairs so nicely with the economy squares quilt.
Enjoying trolling through your archive…

wholly jeanne said...

What an adventure this beauty has had! I remember Georgie Bonesteel - had a couple of her books - but never did anything. I was into surface design/embroidery only at that time . . . but I had hankerin's.