At retreat last year, our quilting group exchanged 5″ squares of 1930’s reproduction fabrics and the goal was to complete a quilt using those squares over the next year. Well, quilt retreat comes up again in June – and my quilt is DONE!
I have been looking at “modern” quilts and one common theme is they have lots of negative, or white, space between blocks. I decided to tap that idea for this quilt. This is actually the second version of this quilt. I had sewn the top previously with red intermixed and I just didn’t like it. So it sat in a corner until inspiration hit. It did!
After quilting the center section of white, I stitched in the ditch of the 4 square blocks. You will notice the edging is not quilted with the same tiny stipple stitch. It is an excerpt from 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter.
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” I Corinthians 13: 4-7
And here is the back.
My husband went nuts over this one. He loves all the white in it. Those are his legs you see in the first picture : )