Paper Piecing & More Quilt Love

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I’ve been interviewing a lot of quilters lately which has given me a wonderful opportunity to see some fantastic quilts. I’ve always loved quilts and seem to deepen my appreciation for them every time I lay eyes on another tattered beauty that has been treasured for decades.

Even more beautiful than the quilts are the stories behind them. This weekend I’ll introduce you to the woman who made the quilts above. She told the most beautiful story about the pastel “Grandmother’s Garden” quilt in the photo, so check back here Sunday to read her story.

pieced-bag3.jpgI’m also testing out instructions from the quilter mentioned above to make a pieced draw-string bag out of scrap fabric. I have 18 more pieces to baste and then I’ll be ready to attach them all. I’m not loving the colors I quickly grabbed from the scrap pile, but Abby has already asked if she can use the bag as a purse. So I think I’ll be able to find a good home for it. The beauty of this project is that you can stitch it all by hand which means it’s totally portable. I love projects that are totally portable and perfect for summer days at the beach. Okay, I better get back to work if I’m really going to pull off getting this thing done by Sunday.

Today’s question: What is your favorite portable art or craft project?

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