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2008 – Acid Trip Around the World


LONG, long ago, before rotary cutters were available, I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis.  I loved to hand quilt but with the weakness caused by this disorder, I was unable to use scissors to cut fabric.  Thankfully, quilt kits were available so I purchased this one.  I began hand piecing it when I was at my sickest, taking only a few stitches at a time.

I hand stitched this top off and on for several years.  The kit was originally designed for a twin bed but I wanted it larger.  Fortunately, much of my strength eventually returned so I was able to purchase and scissor-cut solid color fabric to enlarge the quilt.

The top was packed away for a long time and when I rediscovered it, I decided to use four solid strips for a border; wider at the head and foot.  I backed the quilt with a navy blue sheet and hand quilted it.  The body is a simple grid and the head and foot borders are quilted with overlapping Baptist Fans while the side borders are a single cable design.

The quilt is queen size.

Acid Trip Around the World - 2008

Acid Trip Around the World – 2008


Trip quilting

Trip quilting


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By Shel Mon Sep 2nd 2013 at 7:25 am  

Wow! Aptly titled!!

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