This quilt might look familiar to you, as it is the "fraternal twin" to this quilt that I showed previously. The only real difference between the two is that this one is done with purple sashing and border (it doesn't show as purple real well here, but trust me, it is a wonderful deep purple), while the twin quilt is done with blue. The blocks aren't exactly the same, but are similar.
We're supposed to show our favorite quilt. That's a tough one, because each of my quilts is my "favorite" for one reason or another. The reason I picked this quilt isn't because of it's wonderful artistry or the creativity or great fabrics, but because this quilt (and it's "twin") holds so many memories for me. It contains bits and pieces of 20 years of quilting and sewing projects: the graduation quilts for both my son and my daughter, clothes I made my children, the baby quilt for my first grandchild, fabrics my mom, my sister and my friends gave me and so on. Literally, pieces of my life.
(the back has a "racing stripe" - all in flannels)
And so, this one is important to me. I love looking at it and remembering all the things associated with so many of the fabrics it contains. Maybe it's a humble scrap quilt, but it's also a memory quilt. Kind of like a grown-up I Spy for me!
It also reminds me of the fun I had at the retreat where this was made. My friend Kate and I both made these blocks, and we had a lot of fun doing them.
And this last block holds a little surprise! Do you see the bottom left-hand corner? That little scrap of red? Well, it was a bigger piece of fabric originally, but when I trimmed the square to size after I pieced it, that little scrap was all that was left. And, it has a tiny little heart on it! It makes me smile when I see it.