Thursday, 22 April 2010
Go Green For Earth Day
Quilters have always been good at recycling and using up what's at hand - after all that's where and why our grandmothers began quilting in the first place. This lap quilt entitled "French Silk" is stitched from silk blouses found in a popular Maritime second hand clothing store. The labels, buttons, and shirt cuffs are stitched in as part of the patchwork. The black satin sashing was found in the yardage bin at the same store here in Amherst, N.S. as was the brushed cotton used on the back. Instructions for "French Silk" may be found in the book penned with Diane Shink, Canadian Heritage Quilting.
How will you honour Earth Day in your quilting?