Thursday, 28 April 2011

Stacks of coins

We don’t have many quilts on our walls at home (it’s cluttered enough already with fabrics and projects I guess), but there are a few adorning the pine walls of our cabin, like this Chinese coins quilt from 2001.

I pieced all the strips together in one direction which made the bars a bit askew. I could have straightened them, but I liked the little leaning towers. I tried quilting the bars in a paisley-ish pattern that I used to doodle back in school.
The scraps and the blue border and sashing are thrifted fabrics so there are not many quilting fabrics in the quilt, maybe 4-5. It’s strange; I remember each and every one of these fabrics and where I got them, but now I find fabric in my stash I swear I have never seen before. What can I say; hi, my name is Nina Lise and I’m a hoarder. Not fabric hoarder; just plain big old hoarder.

I used the quilt as a sample for a scrap workshop a few years ago and husband put it back on the wall. Looking at the pictures I see that the top of the quilt is a bit twisted so it doesn’t hang straight. I’ll have to fix it on our next visit ‘cause now it’s bugging me.

5 comments:

  1. It's great that you can remember all those fabric scraps and their histories. I know what you mean about finding something in your stash and not remembering where it came from - I refer to that as mental-pause.
    xox Corrine

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  2. beautiful quilt. Can't believe you remember where it's all from!

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  3. I knew I liked you for some reason! I'm a hoarder, too. Toilet tissue cardboards, empty containers, magazines, oh and cardboard are just some of the things - besides fabric. I do use it all for different craft projects. I don't remember where I got my fabrics, but I do come across some that I can't believe I bought. Ick - what was I thinking.
    Love your stack of coins. I gotta make one of those... It might make a nice wedding quilt... we wish you lots of money.

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  4. Sounds like your fabric is reproducing in your stash while you sleep. It does that in my house, too. Finding new fabric in your stash is a special little gift, don't you think?

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  5. Gillar verkligen din "hög av pengar" ...lite skevt och "vingligt".
    Hmmm...här finns inte så mycket tyger i lager så jag minns också varje tygbit...och det är så mysigt!

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