Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
One of the four projects I am currently working on is a beautiful Garndmother's Fan pattern made entirely of DH's old wool suits. I went to Goodwill and bought two other wool skirts for color. Anyway, DH requested this quilt when he saw it at the 2012 Paducah Quilt Show on display. I took a picture of it, cut up some old wool jackets/pants, and it's now coming to life on my dining room table. So it's looking so good I was thinking of entering it in our local county fair. It doesn't look exactly like the one we saw but it is her arrangement of the fans I'm copying. Who am I kidding? It looks mostly like hers. I don't even remember the name of the quilter I'm copying from. So what are the rules on that? I see lots of Baltimore quilts and Cathedral quilts at these shows. I figure Grandmothers Fan is like that...anyone can use them. It's not like I'm going to receive money or get featured on the cover of some quilt magazine...I just want to see if I can get this thing on display in my hometown county fair. But I did copy hers A LOT...as in they would be called twins if they were side by side...mine being the less ornate of the two. Not much makes mine my own if you know what I mean except for the fabrics. Okay....I am a thief! I guess I'll keep this quilt to myself but I have to say it feels good to make something so pretty. Too bad it's not my own idea. Besides, I'm not quite ready for prime time when it comes to doing perfect stitching. Don't they like the back to have the exact same stitches as the front? I'm not even close! Just lucky to have the front look uniform and even. I wish I could stitch like an Amish girl. The main thing with this quilt is that DH is loving it and he can't wait to see it on our bed...or maybe on our wall.