Sunday, October 28, 2012
blowin' in the wind
As I've mentioned, recently I've been trying to finish a few of my ufo's. I started piecing what I call Blowin' in the Wind around 2005 or so, maybe a year later. I had originally come across this picture of a raffle quilt that Hill 'n Hollow Quilt Guild had posted on line, a group in northern Arkansas. It really resonated with me, and I couldn't get it out of my mind. Sorry, I don't know the name of the original creator of the pattern to give proper credit. I don't think this picture shows Mr. Wind up in the left hand corner, blowing the leaves around, but he is what really captured my attention.
I looked for a pattern similar to what the guild used, and I found a leaf block in one of Jennifer Chiaverini's books. I used different autumn flavored fabrics, and there were several days of taking the stem blocks to work so I could applique the stems in place on my lunch hour. I decided not to go with a bed size quilt, rather a smaller version. Mine finished out at about 45" x 49"
Wah-lah! Another UFO completed!