Rusting Orange and Green
Yesterday I wrote about processing some of my mother’s quilty unfinished projects. When I was much younger, she made all my dresses—in her favorite colors–turquoise, rust, orange, and brown. I think I learned to sew so I could have dresses and skirts made in my favorite colors–not hers.
It is hard to work with colors you just don’t like.
The above piece had just the central star piece; but I had all her left-over fabrics to add these borders and try to put a different take on her very traditional style.
It will be quilted and then gifted to a great-grandchild–who hopefully will use it as a snuggle blanket, a tent, a picnic table–in short–love it as a gift from someone who would have loved to play with them.