We all want to leave a small mark in this world.
As quilters, we take fabric and create
patterns and designs leaving a tangible object
for our family and friends.
A while back a friend shared with me
the remnants of a quilt top made
by someone many many years ago.
These hst's had been sewn together to form triangles
and then a double pink was used for the other half
making the square.
This is all that remains of that wonderful pink.
Someone rotary cut that fabric out of the original quilt and
now only these thin strips
are left in the seam allowances.
I had decided to use some of the remaining
half square triangles for my February Mini.
The pieces had been sewn together by hand.
After unstitching some,
squaring them up,
I stitched diagonal rows.
I was challenged by what fabric to use for the
side triangle with the diagonal setting.
I auditioned more shirtings, double pinks,
cadet blues, and even some mourning prints.
It wasn't until I tried a chrome yellow ( a reproduction print)
that I knew it was the perfect one.
I used a double pink reproduction for the
border, but a vintage black print for the corners.
I love how it turned out.
I hand quilted diagonal rows using an
Aurifil #12. It added a simple
make-do look to the finished quilt.
Don't you love these classic
turn of the century prints. 1880-1900
There's no way of knowing who
the original quilter was or her
story behind her quilt,
but at least now some of her pieces
will say "Remember Me".
Until Next Time-