Sunday, March 2, 2014

Patchwork Prism Quilt

I've wanted an Anna Maria Horner Patchwork Prism quilt for years now.  Honestly, years.  I've even had all the triangles I needed for this quilt cut out and in stash since before I moved to Georgia.  However, I just never had the time I needed to dedicate to putting a quilt together.  


Then several weeks ago (or maybe it was just 3 weeks??) I had a trip planned to Boston to go and see Annee.  As my luck would have it, Boston was predicting a major snowstorm, and my flight got canceled.  I rebooked my trip for a week later, but "when life gives you scraps, make a quilt."

Instead of seeing Annee when I had originally predicted, I took a trip to Wal-Mart, and bought the cheapest felt they had and made a temporary quilt wall.  For 2 days straight, because it was freezing here and we couldn't play outside, I sewed and sewed and sewed.


Finally I  had my very own Patchwork Prism Quilt.  I used almost exclusively Anna Maria Horner fabric.  I have fabric from almost all of her fabric lines that I've used over the years, and they all came in handy helping me sew a rainbow.


Since it's been freezing, I decided to back this quilt with one of Anna Maria's Folksy Flannels.  It's soft and warm and makes me just want to sit on the couch and cover up.  And maybe take a nap or fall asleep for the night.  


Don't you love my little blonde helper?!


Now that I've completed this quilt I've kind of got the quilting bug.  I used to sew Easter quilts for my kids (well, I did it two years in a row), and I kind of want to do it again.  My Gs could use some new quilts for their beds, and I've got ideas swimming around in my head.  We'll see if it really happens. 


For now I'll just enjoy that I have this new quilt to add to my collection.

2 comments:

Laurie said...

This is stunning!

Sarah said...

You did it!! It is totally gorgeous of course. And you made a design wall, of course you must use it again now that you have one. Sew on!

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