This colourful little quilt was made several years ago now. Back in ancient times. Pre-blog. I re-discovered it the other day whilst attempting to clean my basement work room. It was under a mountain of junk on my work table and when I glimpsed its dark borders I thought, hmm, I’ve never shared that little guy… Is now the time?… Yes, I told myself, now IS the time.
As you can plainly see, it’s a scrappy little thing. I can spy some of my boys’ old cotton shirts in there and fabric from other projects too. I love that about scrappy quilts…
I made several simple pieced house designs and repeated them a few times each throughout the quilt using different scraps. The sky area around each house is quite tightly hand-quilted. Originally, I had every intention of adding embroidery details here and there but ran out of steam before getting around to it. Come to think of it, that may account for why I haven’t shared it until now. It was never really finished in my mind… But I think this is the way it’s going to stay.
Sometimes you just have to let things go. You know?