It has begun! The Pine Needler’s 2014 raffle quilt top was sewn together yesterday. We started mid-morning and by 4:30 pm the remaining intrepid quilting warriors finished this beauty up. And what a spectacular piece of art it is!
This quilt is based on an antique quilt discovered on Tonya Ricucci’s blog Lazy Gal Quilting. She in turn had seen it on a blogpost by Lucy (from the Netherlands) called Quilting with the Past. I think at first the girls were a bit skeptical about how it would look. But we sewed it together and WOW, it was a crowd pleaser. It has a modern feel, but also obviously takes a nod to the past. Modern quilts don’t always have so many pieces! There are thousands of pieces in this baby!
I’m hoping it will be a big ticket seller because it is so unusual and spectacular. So different than most other raffle quilts. Stay tuned because by January we should be selling tickets. And you WILL want some!