Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Quilt Dream Team
This is a nine patch quilt I designed years back. My mother-in-law and I pieced this top and I think we had help from one or both of the Mennonite grandmothers. We pieced the blocks for two quilts and I have the parts to the matching quilt in a box here somewhere, it is unfinished. Over the years we have developed a system for piecing a quilt that works for us. I cut, design and orchestrate the process. My mother-in-law stays at the sewing machine while I feed her fabric assembly line style. Then if we have a third person helping, they iron as fast as they can then the pieces come back to me for the next round of addition. It's a juggling project but I thrive on the fast paced ultra organizational aspect of working a team like that. The quilt was hand quilted by my Mother-in-law, grandmothers and their friends. And it is shown on my mother's bed. Her favorite color is lavender, in case you hadn't noticed.