Pat's pies

posted by Claudia
Tue, May 10 2011


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The lady you see in this picture, Pat, is the recipient of this quilt. I don't know how long she has been quilting, but she is very prolific.

For several years, I have been working with a small community fair and stock show here in eastern Washington. This lady has been making, or helping to make, up to 200 homemade pies for I don't know how many years (darn good ones too!). She became ill a couple of years ago, and life began to change, so when I saw the "pie" patterns on the FabShopHop last year, I thought it would be a fitting project for the block challenge in the textile booth at the fair. We had about 15 people participate which just wasn't enough for me. So, I got busy, and I think I made 30+ of the blocks you see in the quilt. Over the winter, she and I got together to finish the top and get it off to the long arm quilter so that we had time to get it ready for this year's fair (last weekend -- 4/28-5/1). It was the first time we had really worked together and we had great fun wrestling all these blocks into submission, finding just the right complementary fabrics in my stash for the border strips and squares, having lunch together, drooling away over all those pies, and squirrelled away in my basement studio while winter "wintered" outside. When the binding was finished and she took it home, I felt like I was giving up my "first born"--but I have visitation privileges! The quilting looks like "good pie smells" wafting around. We both agree it is a "happy" quilt. It got lots of nice comments at the fair from many people last weekend.

Comments

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Pat's pies
on Tue, May 10 2011 7:24 AM

This is a really neat quilt.  I loved your story behind the quilt.  

Dawn wrote re: Pat's pies
on Tue, May 10 2011 9:48 AM

such a great idea!  Love it!

gini wrote re: Pat's pies
on Tue, May 10 2011 10:32 AM

i love this quilt, excellent job

QCA Admin wrote re: Pat's pies
on Tue, May 10 2011 11:42 AM

Hi Claudia,

I put this on our QCA FB page, too. Lovely story and a very unique quilt!

QCA Peg

Leslie wrote re: Pat's pies
on Tue, May 10 2011 6:10 PM

Fantastic quilt

MNnancy wrote re: Pat's pies
on Tue, May 10 2011 9:22 PM

This quilt is just so much fun!  Good job!

Adele wrote re: Pat's pies
on Thu, May 12 2011 10:10 AM

omg this quilt is amazing !  i love all the detail in each pie

Marsha Thompson wrote re: Pat's pies
on Mon, May 16 2011 1:43 PM

Great quilt with such an awesome story!!

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