Thursday, January 20, 2011

Newest quilt top

Edited to add:

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Since I found some "spots" on this quilt top I'm going to enter it on Foto Friday.

Since I've been sick there have been days that are better than others. On good days I feel like sewing doll clothes, on bad days I do no sewing at all, usually. I had a week where I wanted to sew something, but nothing complicated. This quilt fit the bill.

I used a Blush layer cake (Basic Grey for Moda) and Blush yardage I had bought to go with it.

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While I sew I listen to books on my ipod. The latest one is The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. In this book she mentions a "humility block." This was an imperfect block left in a quilt to show that the quilter was able to admit her mistakes. According to the story, sometimes a quilter did this on purpose, thus showing a false humility.

There's a block in this quilt I'm considering my "humility block"--not put there on purpose. If I had it to do over again I'd not have the solid brown block there, but would have used a different color. I thought about fixing it, but that would take quite a bit of work. Once I heard about the "humility block" I decided that's what it would be.

10 comments:

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

Oh are you liking J C's quilting books?! And I like the idea of leaving the "humility" block there. . . as a real block of humiilty, not false. ;-) I still pray for healing and health for you . . .

momawake said...

I do like her books, with the exception of the language and a few other inferred things. I suppose it's kind of a love/hate thing.

Christine said...

I like. What are the finished dimensions? Will this just be part of your stash of home quilts? Personally, I like have a few quilts that can be snuggled under while reading or watching a movie.

Mom said...

You can call if a "humility block" if you wish. I call it perfect.

MamaGee said...

beautiful - I love the fabric combinations you shose :)

Rebecca said...

gorgeous. I must start sewing again....it has been a while since my last project!

Terri said...

Beautiful quilt! I love it.

momawake said...

Christine, the quilt is approx. 67x88.

Mom to Anyone said...

I like quilts like these. They have a inviting warmth to them. The elaborate (design or fabric) are beautiful to look at, but kind of give you a sense of being at arm's length. While a humility block may well be most appropriate in the elaborate, it make this simple one even more welcoming.

Full of Grace said...

I love the colors, I love the simplicity of the design, I love it, I love it, I love it :)