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No Rules Scrappy Memory Quilt

What happens when practice embroidery squares and years of fabric scraps get together?  An embroidered scrap quilt top emerges and it happens without rules.

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A lot of the scraps in my fabric stash are leftovers from my mother’s quilting days back in the 1970’s.  A few are even actual 1930’s and 1940’s fabric – no reproductions for my mother.  She used to frequent flea markets and thrift shops in search of vintage textiles and antiques.

The embroidered squares are my practice pieces.  I needed something to occupy my mind and it had to be something easy to put down and pick up during the 24/7 care of my mother. Sadly, my mother passed away last year after a struggle with Dementia.

So, now it’s time to put these two together and get the memories all in one spot.

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I just grabbed the scraps and started sewing them together into strips and attaching to the squares.

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The squares are not perfect, the border strips have been repeatedly sewn and cut leaving me with a few thick seams.  I would be surprised if any of the squares were the same size as another.  I sewed strictly with memories and pieced without rules.

Next step will be to get the squares off the wall and sewn together into a quilt top.  Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

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