Gathering all my scraps together
I play with them in separate heaps,
place one shade against another.
Sometimes they clash: I start again,
throw them about in bright array –
patterned fabric allied with plain
small pieces juxtaposed with large
until a design starts to emerge
When a happy combination comes –
like an autumn festival of leaves –
the quilt design is as good as made.
Today’s PAD prompt is to write about a Gathering. As I put the finishing touches on the crumb quilt I’ve been making for my daughter’s campervan, the first response to spring to mind was a patchworking one. A crumb quilt is one made from the smallest scraps, bits of superfluous blocks, and is generally a pain in the altogether to put together. Bias edges stretch every which way and geometry was never my strong point anyway.
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