18 June, 2016

The Begats

You know the "begats"--  long lists of unpronounceable names in the Bible of who begat who; the genealogical lists that seemingly never end. Those begats happened in the old testament. There are currently begats happening right now in my sewing space too! Let's start with "Out of the Blue". You may remember this quilt (prepared for binding, left) yielded a leftover box of background triangles, lots of them, when all was said and done.
"Out of the Blue" may have been nineteen years in the making but, even in completion, we're still not done; oh, no. "Out of the Blue" begat "Summer Breeze".
Those all-too-familiar pinwheel blocks are multiplying (leader-ender style) and coming into their own. "Summer Breeze" will be sashed, as shown in the layout above, with a tawny gold linen fabric to become a lap quilt measuring 50" X 66". But, the begats don't end there.  The recently completed "Jackstones" flimsy was also prolific, it begat this:
There are piles upon piles of leftover nine degree wedges. What else is a quiltmaker to do? If this isn't "The Circle of Life" for a quilter I don't know what is; quilt geneaology is being written, my work is cut out for me. Offspring just happen; then and now.
Life is Good!

7 comments:

quiltkeemosabe said...

And sometimes those begats are thrown away and have to be adopted by someone else ! Not yours of course, you would never abandon a "begat"! I"m just saying some people do and then someone has to adopt.

Jacqueline said...

LOL like dust bunnies they multiply

Janet O. said...

Oh, this made me chuckle. I am in the thick of this myself!
All of your project progeny are beautiful. What a variety of designs can be "begotten".

Quilting Babcia said...

Love those Begats! Every bit a beautiful as their fore-mothers. Doing a bit of that myself these days, with the quilt ministry squares, those never-ending squares!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I am working on a project this week that has already "begat" two additional projects (albeit smaller than the original). Thanks for sharing -- your timing was perfect!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I loved this post.

cdpquilter said...

Scraps that keep on giving. Love this post