What do I name this quilt?
With a Little Help From My Friends springs to mind but too long and unsurprising. My husband calls it the Lego Quilt, but I'm thinking that's a better name for the technique. Inch Madness? Ugly Uglies? Lost My Mind? Clowns? (Clowns??? read on, dear friends)
Rather ridiculous how much I love this quilt. I obviously must be having fun cuz I been sewing like crazy. Oh, did you figure out where my inspiration came from? Here's another clue: I've pinned the antique quilt in my Pinterest quilting board. Go and look because there are some amazing quilts to see.
On to fabric. I stole these from my friend's bin o' crumbs. When were Dusty Pink and Williamsburg Blue so popular? Early 80's? I remember this color combination everywhere, including cutesy country kitchen stuff like geese. Or was that just my house?
Okay, I just got back from a tangent, trying to find a website with photos of popular home decor styles throughout the decades. I came up with nada. Anybody? Anybody? Buehler? (and that blast from the past was brought to you by 1986).
I've received more uglies etc in the mail. First up, I think these are from Heidi B in Germany. Am I right? hope so. The dull sickly green on the far right spreads sadness to whatever its next to.
Next, Linda D and Julie P. I haven't used these yet cuz they just got here yesterday. More blasts from the past. Look at the selvage - Northcott Silk Inc - that is old fabric. But you know what, it really does feel silky, especially compared with others I've been using. Sunflowers - gah. Always hated that trend. Don't remember when that was from either. The hideous green? One of my new favorite colors.
Lucy D sent fabrics neatly stacked. Whilst I admired all the fabulous surprises, I was interrupted. What? Pokey and Bibi couldn't possibly be interrupting.
Okay, I can't resist those blue eyes - Pokey can have a head rub. Uh oh, look out for the Clowns - one of the ugliest, funniest fabrics I have ever seen.
Agh, there's another one. (ooh, and Hershey's Kisses - mmmm)
I used the Clown fabric in a single strip. They're staring at you now
I shouldn't say that - my husband will refuse to sleep under this quilt. (Never Sleep Again as a quilt title or does that sound too Freddy Krueger?) Yes, I'm considering making this a king-sized quilt. Am I insane? Just in case though, I'm not sewing them all together yet...
Last but not least, Kat K-B sent strips, many of which can in no way be called ugly. I think that was cheating! (but I'm happy nonetheless).
Thank you so much to everyone who sent fabric - love it. I gotta wrap this post up now, even with bazillions of things left unwritten. Time to take little Pokey to the vet for her weekly saline infusion.
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