Thursday, July 26, 2007

The PR Quilt Square

I'm postponing the report on cutting a little...as the WIP list grows incrementally ;)...
Pattern Review recently passed the 100,000 member mark, and to commemorate the event, there's a quilt being voluntarily assembled and quilted by one of the members from squares submitted from any PR member who has a desire to do so. It will be given as an appreciation gift to Deepika, PR's founder. The deadline for sending the squares off is July 31, so yesterday I decided it was time to do mine.

Now, although I really do want to make at least one quilt someday,I'm not a quilter. And,I don't have any embroidery capability on any machine, but I wanted it to kind of be unique.

I also have a personal quilt philosophy that quilts should be 1) made from scraps and 2) look hand crafted.

I think I succeeded on both points... ;)
My square is made from scraps from the Eyelet Projects...the blue base fabric is from Michael's and the eyelet is from Gorgeous Fabrics, both sources that I never would have found had I not joined up at PR 5 years ago...it was my door to the internet sewing community. So I figured that would be an appropriate square from me...

And about the embroidery...well, before I stuck it in the envelope I twice tried to pick up my initials from the square, thinking that little squiggly black line was a loose thread!

It'll be fun to see what the finished product looks like.

OFF TOPIC: If you need some Happy News, I have some dear friends who are in China right now at the culmination of months and months of prayer and preparation to give an abandoned Chinese baby a home. They've been posting daily about their experience, with photos of their new addition. Just thought I'd share it with anyone who's interested...Journey to Sadie Beixi

3 comments:

  1. Congrats to your friends!

    The quilt square is perfect - it's not just about the fabric, but the whole meaning behind it.

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  2. I really don't like to nitpik but...PR has over 100,000 members now -- not 10,000.

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  3. *egg on face*
    Oops! Thanks, Peg...I fixed it ;)
    That's what I meant anyway...

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