|It has no rhyme nor reason...just a nice warm and cozy quilt.|
My Mother and myself, are quilters of a different sort. We make quilts to use up fabric, and to have a nice warm quilt for sleeping or maybe,just snuggling up in front of the TV,or simply for giving as a gift.It's just a nice gesture to give a small child, or anyone for that matter, a quaint or primitive type little quilt to call their own.Quaint or primitive being the optimum word here.Quaint or primitive are, in my opinion, very similar.They are made in an old time fashion. Design and color coordination was never given a thought, for most. Things were made out of necessity.No buying and matching fabric to make an specific pattern.You just used up whatever you had and could spare.
As I get older, I see why and how my Mother has come to love bright colors. I started on this little experimental quilt, with the intention of using up an old blanket(for batting) and lots of my remnants of pretty fabric.That's my way of downsizing or clearing out clutter. My clutter, for the most part,is my supplies for my crafts.We won't mention all the extra dishes, books, and knick-knacks.No let's not go there.That'll be another post for another day.
I started out with the plan to sew one piece at a time, onto this old blanket. I got around 3 sides, and it was shaping up so nicely, I decided it wasn't going together fast enough,so now I am sewing a strip of fabric pieces together,adding a divider strip,then attaching it to the blanket. I felt I needed a divider strip since the blocks were randomly placed and not perfectly aligned.That was mine and Mom's reasoning anyway. It's turning out to be prettier and more appealing to me, than I had ever imagined. I am enjoying the making of this simple quilt tremendously.I was using up a lavender sheet that I no longer needed,for the strips, and it set the quilt off so well, I did go and purchase a yard of similar fabric to finish the remainder of the quilt.I am so glad that I did. It is turning out wonderfully.I hope to finish it this winter, and if all goes well, I will post more about it later.
I am learning more and more from my quilting adventures and endeavors. It seems I learn a new and better way to do or even not to do something, each time I work on my quilt. Maybe that's how good quilters get to be so good. Practice makes perfect. Maybe, if I keep at it, I can be as good a quilter as my Sister,Vicki,and Grandmother.And as good a quilter as my six year old Grandson,thinks I am.Remember, in one of my post, I had written how John said,"Meemaw,You sure are a good quilter."Yes, John,with a little more practice,hopefully, one day, I will be a good quilter.