A Quilter’s Blank Canvas–Wanna See it?

Last Sunday was my father’s 80th birthday party.  We were sitting around a picnic table enjoying the spring breeze, when my niece asked me about my latest quilt project.” I’m making a pond quilt,” I said. Everyone got quiet, trying to figure out what I said and what that could possibly look like.

Well, here is how it starts, with a quilter’s blank canvas. For me, my best quilts often begin with the background :

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I love having the fabrics cut, the backing done, the batting already in the center, the pins securing everything in place. Then I can put all the details on the top, layer after layer. My pond scene will have a duck, beaver, frog, turtle, and dragonfly quilting. Can you imagine it?

Here is the duck, coming to life:

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In my next post, the quilt will be finished– come back and see it!

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One thought on “A Quilter’s Blank Canvas–Wanna See it?

  1. cwtchbugs April 18, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    Lovely to see how it all comes together 🙂

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