There are a lot of quilts I don't like. Many people that I meet when I teach or make them a quilt, think that I am a passionate dyed-in-the-wool-traditional-quilter. It couldn't be further from the truth.
I love the philosophy behind quilts as much (if not more) than the items themselves. I definitely like the historical reason for making quilts. I'm not a big fan of prescribed quilting designs and bundled fabric options. I say, use what you have - old dresses with memories, a special piece of wax cloth you bought in Africa, your nana's old tablecloth and make those precious pieces into a quilt you love.Yes, buy some new fabric from Liberty, but make sure it tells the story of you! Intuitively piece as you go, fear not ripping up skirts or saris. When you are finished, you have a bit of your life and history mapped out in front of you.
Rather comforting to know that you'll be kept warm by it at night isn't it?
The above quilt is not my own -it's by Alabama Chanin. I don't think they have them anymore, but I'm completely floored by the beauty of this.
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