I really was not sure how to put together a quilt with such a wide range of "un-matched" colours and patterns. So I decided a crazy quilt with off set rectangles going in vertical rows might do it. Emma's request was to simply sew all the pieces together.
The guests were asked to bring an 8 inch by 8inch square of fabric but there was enough fabric to do the front and the back of the quilt. Some bought strips, some bought panels, some actually bought the squares and there were photographs and a hand embroidered owl.....but it was all very lovely and fun. One piece even came from Sweden.
So here is the journey so far.... a really crazy quilt. Almost double bed size.
Ready for the quilter ...
|On the design wall|
|Such a variety of fabrics|
|Then there were the border fabrics - every piece had to be included.|
|The Final Result - a quilt of many colours, memories and good wishes. I will also do a quilt journal and include a patch of every fabric with the name of the person who has given it to her.|
|The quilt will be backed with even more fabric . owls, fairies and frogs.|