Saturday, July 15, 2017
Save My Space!
There could be a children's story attached to my little quilt. Is Mr. Four Patch leaving the group because he wishes to see the world? Or is Mr. Patch just getting too big for his boots and was asked to leave?
I already had this challenge completed when a friend requested help in moving her substantial stash to her new home. This quilt could make an excellent door hanging for most of our studios as Mr. Patch begs us to "Save a Space for Him" I'll leave it to your imagination to decide if the stash is coming or going.
The idea for this quilt is not an original with me. Because I had already completed a "Space" quilt with the circle theme, I was having a bit of trouble coming up with a new idea. Then my best friend from Indiana was spending a week with me to make a t-shirt quilt for her granddaughter's high school graduation. While she was here we saw a photo on Facebook of a wall hanging very similar in design to the pattern you see in "Save My Space!". This was perfect and I hope you got a grin from it.
To accomplish the hole in the quilt, I used the pillowcase technique to finish the edges of the missing block and the escaping block. I then bound it as usual. Mr. Four Patch's arms and legs are fabric covered cording with wool mittens and boots. The googly eyes added the final touch.