A few months ago (maybe several), I accepted a Facebook challenge from my artsy cousin Deb the librarian. I agreed to make something handmade for the first five people who responded to my handmade pay it forward post. I resolved to get all five projects finished before tax season. Whew! I just made it!
One of those first responders to the Facebook challenge was my old high school buddy, Pati O'Brien Richardson, who still lives in my home town of Madison, South Dakota. She works in the public library where my maternal grandmother, Genevieve Quist, served as librarian for many years. As farm kids, my brother and I looked forward to our weekly trips to town to visit the library. We were allowed to pick out four books each. We often played library at home, using books from our pine bookcase and slips of note paper. (This was long before bar coding!)
This 12" x 12" miniature quilt was made using a traditional rail fence pattern. It was one of two class projects in a Marvelous Miniatures class I took at the International Quilt Study & Museum, taught by the multi-talented Dr. Barbara Caron. I chose fabrics from the Luna Notte collection by Moda. I had to include a little green for Pati's Irish heritage. The quilting is minimalist—stitch in the ditch. I used a very thin batting and single fold binding. I snapped this photo before sending it to South Dakota.
LeAnn aka pasqueflower