Friday, November 23, 2007

Betsy Ross was a Scrap Quilter

Yup, that indeed is the name of this quilt. It started out with the leftover half-square triangles from Jan's flag quilt. Then I dug a bunch of yellow 3" blocks out of the pre-cut scrap box that have been refusing to play well with others. Then the stars on navy joined the party... three borders later and I thought I was done. Then we decided to designate it as a quilt for a family who lost their home in Rancho Bernardo--we have about 35 requests from that event--so I needed to make it bigger. Hence the "piano key" border on the outside. It seems to work. Another one I'm happy to pass on to Cathy with a C to create a cross back.

Sharon--bless her heart!--finished the back for Jewel of the Orient. Isn't it pretty? I'm so glad we have quilters happy and willing to make the fancy backs. (So I don't have to!)


swooze said...

Wow that really pops! It turned out great.

Jeanne said...

Love the Betsy Ross quilt, both front and back! That's a very nice thing giving it to someone who lost everything in the fires. Thanks for sharing.