June 1, 2009

Still Learning to Spell

After the first taste of piecing letters block I got hooked on it. I was in the process of putting together my Green Quilt, so I thought I would make a border with letters of the quilt's name, 'Rags to Riches'. I did two borders in one evening and I have completed all the letters for the other borders. The quilt would have been finished weeks ago if I did not get the fancy idea of making the border with letters on it. 

In the mean time I made up this XOXO block to send to Tonya for her book, but I was told that she is now has more than enough blocks to complete her book. You know me with the waste not and want not attitute. Instead I am making a positive quilt for myself and this is the first block for that quilt. Since I decided to make the positive quilt I have come up with more than fifty positive words to use in my quilt. I can not wait to start spelling out all those fifty words...!

A peek at my Green Quilt in progress. Let me tell you a bit about my Green Quilt. I used to live in Bathurst, NSW and there I met my friend Geo. When I was about to move to Melbourne Geo and I decided to start a project together using used clothing. The rule of the project was that we could buy two 'F' (feature) fabrics and all the other clothing fabrics we got we would divide in half. I have been piecing the blocks for the last few years and just now I feel that I have to finish it because it means a lot for my friendship with Geo. I am so happy with how it turned out now that all the blocks are together. We have thrown everything we have together without colour and design differences. 

The words Rags to Riches are on each of the four borders. Each border has different fabrics for the letters, but the background fabric is the same. What you see in the picture is only a quarter of the quilt. I think it is going to be a queen quilt when it is finished. 

7 comments:

Feedsack Fantasy said...

WOW! You are one bet above a drum roll ... absolutely gorgeous! TTFN ~ Marydon

ivoryspring said...

That is so COOL, Natima. Very nice!! I love that you have used so many different fabrics in the quilt.

Dzintra Ingrid said...

Fantastic Natima...Good project with Geo too...great idea♥x

Serena said...

I love this quilt and so wonderful you share it with a friend too! I like that you are throwing it all together.

Terry said...

Natima
A tribute to your skills and creativity. I remember some of the early "green" fabrics.

What a wonderful way to continue a friendship.

Love the spelling.

Micki said...

It is a wonderful quilt. You are so creative!
Micki

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

that XOXO block is gorgeous - will be wonderful in your happy quilt! What a fun recycled cloth quilt - the borders really add so much to it! great job.

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