You may remember this quilt I made for my friend, Holly. What you may not know is that I also made it for a challenge in my quilt guild. Nothing like killing two birds with one stone. The challenge was to make a quilt around the theme ‘What quilting has given me.’ We were to try a method we were not comfortable with. I did a few inlaid seams. Embellish. I added a few charms. And have a label.
My label read,
” PLAN B
For Holly By Emily 2013
Made from blocks intended for other quilts. Test blocks because sometimes it’s a good idea to make sure everything fits before you commit. Orphan blocks, because some blocks are so fun you get carried away. Mistakes, not failures, but lessons learned. Healing blocks made by friends. And scraps because when life falls to pieces remember there is always plan B. And life is all about how you handle plan B.
And there you have it what quilting has given me. What has quilting given you?