I think that this quilt is the most beautiful quilt I have made. It was also the most challenging with the improv curves and so much piecing. The original Odalolly that my instructor made was entirely solids but I looked at my twelve bins of scraps and decided to make the quilt as scrappy as possible.
|Scrappiest back ever!|
Last Tuesday I laid the blocks out on the floor in sequence and was amazed at how well they fit together. By the end of the day she was pieced ; beautiful! The quilt would be mine, it was not going anywhere.
Last Tuesday I liked the quilt a lot and on Sunday night, I fell in love! I sat on the half quilted quilt in the middle of living room and ran my hands over all of the scraps; everything is in this quilt! There is so much memory, so much nostalgia, so much love in this quilt! I cried a bit as I saw pieces of my sons' and nephew's quilts and bits of the lining from every cape, bits of The Wedding Quilt and The Ugly Duckling. Some pieces are just scraps but others are gifts from friends, amazing thrift store finds or indulgent fabric shopping sprees.
This quilt makes me cry, smile and giggle all at once. This quilt could tell a lot of my story in this place, a place I hated at first and couldn't wait to leave but is now is somewhere that feels like home; a place I am likely to have to leave soon and that is why this quilt is mine.