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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Quilt of Many Colors

I had my second cataract surgery yesterday so I haven't done a lot of sewing in the last two days. Since I don't have anything new to show I decided to post some pics of "My Quilt of Many Colors" which I made in 2004. It has over 3,500 different fabrics..a true charm quilt with no repeats. It has actual fabrics from 1930-2004, with many fabric scraps from childhood clothing. It also has reproduction fabrics from the late 1800's, so it's something of a catalog of fabric designs for 100+years. The squares finish to 1", 1 1/2" and 2 1/2". I started out with some sample squares from Keepsake Quilting, collected more squares on E-bay and then cut squares from every fabric I owned. What fun!

It's not my best made quilt, but it will always be one of my favorites as it's so much fun to look at. It's 81 X 94"







9 comments:

karenfae said...

love all those colors!! they sometimes make the best quilts don't they.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Barb said...

Oh wow.....that is awesome! Lots of work.

Crispy said...

3500 different fabrics!!!! Holey Moley!!!! I thought it was tough coming up with 225 different fabrics for my Dear Jane. It's a great quilt Mary.

Crispy

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Such an amazing and beautiful quilt!

Donna said...

Wow, Mary, that is one amazing quilt! I love all the scraps, and what an accomplishment to have so many different fabrics.

I'm glad your second surgery is behind you, and hope the vision will be perfect.

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Hi Mary, wow that is a lot of tiny squares, I love scrap quilts. Hope your eyes are doing better and you get back to sewing real soon. Take care.
Vera

Annika said...

WOW, how very awsome! So nice!

Mama Koch said...

Oh Mary...this is LOTS Of fun to look at! What tiny blocks!

Hope the eyes are doing alright.

Geta Grama said...

This is one of my favorite quilt ! I didn't like scrap quilts until I saw yours ! And of course, a charm quilt is the best of the best !