Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Ultimate Scrap Quilt

My mother who is bedridden with a variety of ailments, not the least of which is a paralyzed left side and rheumatoid arthritis on the right has been making quilt blocks by hand since last January. She is making her version of a modified log cabin block. I take these home, trim them up and put them together into quilt tops for her and then deliver them to the quilter to be quilted. The other day, it occurred to me that there was a design to be had in all the cut off pieces that I had been dumping into a basket all these months. And voila! the ultimate scrap quilt was born. I took some of the cut offs and put them together jigsaw puzzle style and came up with the quilt pictured here. It is crib or laprobe size. I am pretty happy with it.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I am not sure how I came across your blog, but I wanted to comment on your mother being bedridden and still hand sewing quilts. I think that is just fabulous. I have just been diagnosed with a chronic pain disorder and am not sure how it is going to effect me and I am so inspired by this post. Thank you.

Sara Mae said...

This beautiful!! I love quilts and am a beginner quilter! Tell your mom amazing work! ;)