Finish It Up Friday ~ Thank You, Roberta

Oh, this turned out to be the perfect project during work on the house. Between the pounding on the roof and the dogs barking at the workers, simple sewing was all I could do. And while there are many parts, this is simple

I found this to be a very inspiring project. The following would be a great layout too.

But as mentioned in an earlier post, my inspiration was a vintage quilt owned by a Roberta Horton, who passed away this week. This quilt was featured in her book, Scrap Quilts: The Art of Making Do. Here it is:

Roberta Horton was a giant in the quilt world. Here is my take on her quilt.

I didn’t spend any time laying things out ahead of time. I just grabbed and sewed. Of course I ended up with two like pieces next to each other.

Here is my finished top. It measures 60 by 80 so it will be a good size throw.

I will take this back to Michigan to quilt on my long arm. Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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8 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Thank You, Roberta

  1. Sandi says:

    I just love your quilt! I was so sorry to read about Roberta Horton passing. Hugs,

  2. JanineMarie says:

    Such a pretty way to remember Roberta this week!

  3. Quiltmouse says:

    Honestly, at first I wasn’t exactly sure how all those different blocks would work together, but I love the way they ended up! I can imagine wrapping it up on an evening to binge watch tv. Beautiful job.

  4. WOW! That is a wonderful quilt!

  5. I would enjoy curling up under that quilt with a good book!

  6. Tracy says:

    The colors are so rich and varied, it is a very pretty quilt. Roberta Horton was an inspiration to many quilters, including me.

  7. Diane says:

    What a lovely quilt. So scrappy but every thing works together. I’m working on a very scrappy quilt but it isn’t to be working.

  8. Lizzie says:

    Absolutely love it. Brilliant.

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