A replay of a favorite post....
Plezzzzzzzz let me say that
I am NOT a quilt maker in ANY sense of the word.
I don't even PRETEND that I know the first thing about
I don't even know how to sew and that's a fact !
I can sew a fairly straight line.....
but THAT IS IT...!!!
My mom was the BEST quilt maker, ever.
And, do you think I took the TIME back then, to
WATCH and LEARN ?
SHOOT NO !
bwaaaaaaaaaaaI must have been crazy....
I was bound and determined to make at LEAST,
and learned, in the process, that
NEATNESS OF SEWING
plays an AWESOME role in the construction of a
SIMPLE QUILT and how it looks in the end.
COLOR and PATTERN of the fabric can make a simple quilt look FABULOUS
or a little on the dowdy-looking side.
I was looking for a CUTE fabric.
SOMEthing that would take my
PLAIN and SIMPLE QUILT
to another level....
If the fabric is awesome...
and softly bright...
you can end up with a pretty cute quilt that you can be proud of....
and I have to say,
THIS one is my favorite of all the ones I've made.
no design, really....
straight sewing, ALL THE WAY....
but I love it.
...I didn't want just the 'run of the mill'
SIMPLE 9 PATCH..
no sir....I WANTED CUTENESS...
"Your house is on fire and your children will burn...."
I had to have some kind of KILLER fabric..
a light, airy, FUN fabric.
DEBBIE MUM !
Sooo, I bought a few yards of HER fabric,
found some in the thrift bin at the fabric store.
Used a little of other fabrics I already had
lots and lots of SQUARES.
I also learned that the BACK of a quilt is just almost
as pretty as the front.
All squares and puffy looking and....
sooo fluffy-cloud SOFT....just full of yummyness.....ummmmm
Now, you REAL QUILT MAKERS out there..
please don't look too closely.
It was HARD...HARD, I TELL YOU....
to get all those little tiny squares
all lined up with each other.
You know, this has a light weight batting and yet it is so warm.
Mr. Sweet just loves sleeping under it..warm but not heavy.
Some 9 PATCH quilts have a SOLID square in the middle of each nine.
Some quilts are made with the SAME center color...
while others have a variety of solid colors.
I am so haphazard, I had about 5 million nine patches sewn together before
realizing that I might have liked a solid color in the middle.
Oh, well...I MIGHT (and I might NOT) make another someday
and I'll try to remember that solid square.
and don't think, in all my
that I forgot to have something YUMMY to serve you.