Every month seems to have a
certain color associated with it.
The month of March seems like
a transition month, from winter
to spring, but we still
seem to associate the color green with it
because of St. Patrick's Day.
When I looked at my quilts
for anything that was predominately green,
I don't have any.
Green is just not my color.
Of course, I use it, but
not as the primary color.
So the first quilt I wanted to share will
represent March with
its green border.
This quilt is a reproduction of an
1865 crib quilt.
The pattern was first published in the
American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.
It was fun combining the turkey reds
with the chrome orange or cheddar.
The flying geese didn't stay strict in
the light and dark placement and
the fabrics came from my stash
and were old even 12 years ago.
The sawtooth border, next to the binding,
was fun to do.
It was a straight strip of fabric with clips and
marks and the edges were folded back as you went
to create the triangles.
That way, you weren't working
with bias edges as it was appliqued.
I had this great piece that worked perfectly for the backing.
It was bold and bright with all
of the colors included.
The other quilt I wanted to share,
is about springtime.
"Aprons From the Past"
I belonged to a wonderful quilt group and we
called ourselves the "Pinheads".
We didn't think of the name in negative terms,
but more as a laugh at ourselves.
When we started meeting together
we were all
moms with small children, so
I don't think I have to explain more.
This quilt was an exchange of HST's.
We all did something different with them
and I loved combining them into the heart blocks.
This actually was the first quilt I had machine quilted.
It has a lot of quilting on it,
and it actually became pretty stiff.
I've never used it because of that.
I don't wash my quilts too often, but maybe that
would soften it up just a bit.
Labels are so important.
It's always fun to look back over our collections
of quilts and see
where our color preferences have been or
what the styles were at one time.
Each one is a special as they
continue to document our quilting journey.
Until Next Time-