Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Old Crazy Quilt on my bed

The old crazy quilt on my bed that Amy asked about & Kathy recognized, is one that I made from some old blocks that were raffled off at a guild meeting when I was living in Michigan. They were given to a guild member by the family of a lady that had passed away, & they knew she was a quilter. She didn't really want them, I think she kept one to put in a frame, & the rest were divided into groups of 4. We bought tickets for 25 cents each, & I bought $10.00 worth. I NEVER won raffles, but wanted to win at least one group of these, & everyone there knew it. They were going to draw 4 tickets, & mine was the LAST ticket drawn. In the end everybody gave me the blocks they won too, because they felt that I wanted the the most, & they said they knew I'd actually do something with them.
I ended up making this quilt, that I use maybe 3 months out of the year. & it's sister lives with my friend Kathy, which I made for her out of the 4 blocks that she gave me. Maybe we can get her to show that one!



3 comments:

Gaia Quilter said...

Deb, Don't forget to mark the box with the wool fabric in it so I can get it mordanted. I will take a picture of my crazy quilt and put it on my blog. It seems a little hot to have the quilt on your bed now, it must be a cool summer there.

Pam said...

It is so great when some forgotten blocks actually become something and become wanted!

I enjoyed reading all about your embellishment alphabet - it turned out great.

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is a most handsome old quilt!