Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Quilt Post ~ ~ Blogger's Quilt Festival (Fall) 2009

I am participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival 2009 which is hosted by Amy from Park City Girl.

This is a second remake of a favorite, colorful quilt.... My technique was freelance. . . to the point that the focal fabric pictured three generations of women.  My own granddaughter was born a year ago last August!   I simply built colors in a medallion fashion.... 

There are days when I just want to test things out, to piece a few scraps in no particular sequence.... So I had paper peiced the four hearts in the corner.   The yellow and green hour-glass blocks were odd-sized leftovers.... but as the Lord would have it  -- just perfect in the quilt.

Then you;ll see I zig-zagged a few lines to break the mold.   It is suggested that my slave ancestors believed that bad spirits travel in a straight line.... HENCE, a few crooked edges were needed.

The black and gold geese are zagged... the red black and green star is a unique heritage symbol of black power from the sixties generation.   and the Ohio Star carries Little Africa in the middle point!

So, it ends up my masterpiece, my pride and joy.   The first quilt that I made in this fashion had two black women with arms raised towards the sky....  I have my best girlfriend (we both became pregnant to our now thirty years old daughters of today.... how time flies!)   This girlfriend visited on a whim, and yep -- she asked and she would be the only person in the world I'd give my quilt to.   Thus, I wanted to this one as a remake!  (mind u -- I 'm hopin I have only one best friend in the world... so I can keep this one!)

Luv- peace and solitude to all !



  1. The focal point is stunning and the rest just seems to work so well together. Love the flying geese section. Definitely a family heirloom keeper if you can keep it :)

  2. This is a really awesome quilt! I love how all the different little patterns really come together to complement the whole work. Truly a "whole is greater than the sum of all parts" work. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Very interesting quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful, i like the thoose colors what you chose:)

  5. What a special quilt! It is beautiful and I am enjoying reading your blog.

  6. It just works! love the meanings put into your quilt.


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