Few days back Victoria and I decided to do a little scrap quilt swap. I was already drooling over the quilt she displayed for Blogger's Quilt festival hosted by Amy. We thought of doing something abstract should be fun!
I love houses in the quilts. Who doesn't? To me, they represent family, love and comfort and also communities and friendships among many other things. So I was set on making my block with a house in it!
I have to be honest and say that never having done a swap before I was little nervous at first. It took a while to come up with something!
I was jumping from one idea to other every minute putting too much thought into it.
Wanted to put everything I love in one little block.
Couple of days back, Victoria sent an email with the picture of her block but most importantly the phrase, 'Something to ponder over' in it!
After reading the email, I went on my long morning walk and pondered over the way I quilt!
I don't know if it is a problem or a blessing but I can not commit to one style of quilting! On one hand, I like abstract but I also admire antique quilts! I love old appliqued album quilts because they tell a story.
Story telling quilts are so much fun!
Have you seen Mary Lou Weidman's quilts?
They are full of tales to tell!
I love scrap quilts and making cloth out of strings. I also love making quilts out of used clothing.
If only we could hear those scraps and old cloths talk! There will be so many colorful stories about lives they touched!
I kept pondering and finally came to a conclusion.
It does not matter what style my quilts are because each one of them have a story to tell!
don't want to be tied down to just one style of quilting.
I like change!
Here are couple of house quilts I have made in the past!
The book, "Quilts of Gee's Bend" had just come out and I was quite fascinated by the quilts and stories in it!
The streak of orange represents the Sun setting in the Arabian Sea. I was fortunate to be able to enjoy that every evening of my childhood!
This was made almost 12 years ago! I was in a new neighborhood and making new friends!
My scrap quilt swap block!
Another new neighborhood and making new friends!
I like houses, color Orange!
LOVE to PLAY
with old and new friends!
Have a wonderful day!