With all the snow days recently, I have finished a couple of projects. Last April I bought a kit at the People, Places and Quilts shop in Summerville, SC. We were visiting Charleston and the only quilt shop I could find was the one in Summerville. It was a lovely shop and the historian in me fell for the story behind this quilt. It said, “Original pattern by PPQ with Jan Patek celebrating the life of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, who at 17 was managing her father’s plantation just north of Charleston where she perfected the growth of indigo in the 1700s.” We visited several historic sites around Charleston associated with Eliza Pinckney and I bought a book of her letters. She was a remarkable woman who had a tremendous impact on agriculture in the Carolinas. She lived from 1722 to 1793. If you are interested in more info about her, check out wiki. I did use modern techniques to make the quilt though! It’s machine appliqued and machine quilted. It’s way more traditional than my usual but I couldn’t resist the history and I do love blue!
I quilted this quilt for the Quilts of Valor project. The blocks were donated and Bernadette sewed them together at scrap group get together while the rest of us worked on another Quilt of Valor project. I brought it home and finally got it quilted and bound. It will be donated later this month. I’m now ahead of the game on my charity quilt donations. I’ve finished this one and two kid’s quilts so far this year!