I finished my Quilt

This was a project that was easy to work on in little spurts for the last few years. I just went back and the first in progress photos were from August 27, 2021.

August 30, 2021- testing out the block design.

September 2021 I was working on the border-

And then I got swept up in the prep for moving. No time for fun projects. At Christmas 2022, I packed up a bin full of things to send to Chicago because my kids were going to drive a truck. So, I didn’t see it again until the end of April 2023.

This is the backing that I made in our first AirBNB-

Putting all the layers together at the end of May.

And then I started quilting in June.

At the beginning of February, I found the binding that I knew I had somewhere, and so it was time to finish this quilt!

I wanted to get photos before we moved out of our rental- it had the perfect porch to take the photos!



The story behind this quilt is that it is full of nostalgic fabrics for me! The fabric eras start with the 1960’s, my mom’s dresses and caftans, my neighbor’s Marimekko curtains, 60’s and 70’s Indian print fabrics- skirts, a halter top, more curtains, Indonesian block printed fabrics that my Mom loved to sew with in the 70’s. There is fabric that I got in High School that I loved so much that I hung it up in my college dorm room. Marimekko scraps that I bought at a yard sale in the 70’s. There are also some 80’s and 90’s fabrics that I could never part with. I really can never get rid of beautiful fabrics! So many memories and so much history!

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