Saturday, June 15, 2013

Road to Recovery- a Quilt for Joyce's Auction

Here's the quilt I donated for Joyce's auction.  I call it "Road to Recovery."  I included a few hot wheels when I sent it, so they could advertise it as a play mat or quilt. 

I think it's only the fourth quilt I ever made, so I kind of just made it up as I went along.  I don't know if it was even the "right" way to do things.  I finished all but the binding last year for Stitched in Color's Festival of Scrappiness.  I had a ton 1-2" scraps from a quilt I made last year, so I just free pieced them in the shape of a twisty road.  I had to add a bunch of small scraps from my vintage stash, which was very satisfying!  Then I ironed the edges under and machine appliques it to the top.  The top is made of  large strips of white that I sewed onto the backing in a strip quilt style so that it would be quilted before I applied the road part. 

The binding is a black Ta Dot from my stash.  I felt I needed a little black to counterbalance all that floral femininity.  I think it's pretty gender neutral, though. 

I don't know why Tess wanted to pretend she was dead for this pic.  Weirdo.  Linking up with Finish-It-Up Friday.


  1. I adore this quilt. Think of how great it is compared to when you hardly knew anything! Look how much you've learned since you started quilting. It's such a wonderful journey. I am glad I have all these WIP's that I started so long ago. I can look back and see progress!
    Thank you for donating to Joyce! Did you get the e-mail with the thank you letter? Cameron wants them to tell us who bought them and for how much. Haha.

  2. I remember this quilt from the scrappiness festival!! It looks great! And I totally want to know how much it went for, I bet a lot. Looks great!

  3. I love it! Such great fabric scraps!