This quilt is what will push me over the edge into quilting as a new hobby. The black ribbon extending across the blocks makes this into true modern art of my favorite flavor, textile.
The ND Capital Quilter’s Guild is having their spring quilt show and class day this Saturday, March 10 – and classes are only $5! You never see intro classes that cheap! I will be taking the String-Pieced Folder class Saturday night.
Mmmm… best Saturday night evar…
Originally posted on The Modern Quilt Guild:
The first quilt during the Week of Using What You Have is called “Skirting the Circle” by none other than Beth Copeland who shows us how she connects her family in this quilt by using fabric from a skirt that both she and her mother wore. Beth blogs at smazoochie.blogspot.com and you can also find her work on flickr under the flickr name “smazoochie”. She is a proud member of the Houston Modern Quilt Guild. Read more as Beth explains a little more about this quilt and her love of using re-purposed fabric.
Tell Us About Your Quilt
The heart and soul of this quilt is an old circle skirt from the 1950′s. It belonged to my Mom. I was always a fan of vintage clothing and in high school and college, I used to wear this skirt. Long after I was thin enough to wear it, I carried it around with me, for what reason, I don’t know. A few years ago, I was cleaning out my sewing room closet and was this close to passing the skirt along to someone else who loved vintage clothes, when I stopped and decided to cut it up. I had some solids on hand that went well with the mustard, gray and blue in the print and I guess the fact that it was a circle skirt suggested using the quarter circle block. Once the blocks were assembled, the large, plain circles, looked, well, large and plain. So I used some 1/8 inch satin ribbon to extend some of the lines in the print. Quilting my quilts has never been my strength, but I feel I sort of jumped a stumbling block with this quilt; using my walking foot, the inner circles are densely quilted.