Flowers of the Field
April 20, 2015 § 10 Comments
It’s sunny and warm and beautiful in the Pacific Northwest today!! Hurray! Don’t worry (those of you who are still waiting for spring weather), it’s supposed to rain later this week. But the weather this afternoon is perfect for a little shed exhibit of this quilt.
The blocks were made by the ladies of the Faith Circle for Do.Good.Stitches. And I assembled the blocks into a quilt. The inspiration for the quilt was an older fabric in my stash that I had found on sale. The roses of the backing fabric inspired a sort of floral trellis motif for the front created from basic 9-patch & snowball blocks, alternating, to create the diagonal pattern.
I quilted straight lines on the diagonal to emphasize the bright trellis grid of fabrics. And then added a very organic, folk-like flower motif in the white space. I am not the greatest free-motion quilter by any means. But, once washed, the imperfections seem to be soaked up into the wrinkles that make our favorite quilts so snuggle-worthy.
All of the quilts made by the ladies in the Faith Circle are donated to Restore Innocence, an organization that rescues girls from human trafficking. Thank you ladies for helping to make such a fabulous quilt!
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” ~Matthew 6:25-26