This quilt is the only one that’s been on the frame this week and it is really boring quilting—just straight lines. It’s a masculine quilt so feathers and curls wouldn’t look right.
Early in April I decided to pick two UFO’s and try to complete them. This top just needed the borders attached, then quilting and binding. I started it last year after making a commission quilt from mostly Parson Gray fabric. There was leftover fabric from that quilt and not much in my stash plays nicely with it so I cut it all up and made this one.
Fabric really IS like sourdough starter. You have scraps left over from one quilt, then add a few more fabrics and make another quilt. Of course, there are still some scraps left from this new quilt so you add some more fabric and before you know it there is enough for yet another quilt. And on and on. It seems like it takes forever for a piece of fabric to be really gone from my stash. I’ll think there’s no more left, then come across it in one of the strip drawers or boxes of random squares. A non-quilting friend was over the other day and she remarked about how the quilts on display at my house are all so color coordinated. Well, that’s because most of them are stash quilts from the same stash. I think you might have to be a quilter to understand that.
Fortunately, the quilting is almost finished on this one. I’m ready to make some swirls!