Tuesday, 12 June 2012

UFO ZAPPED

On the PP Forum, Tessa talked us through this Quilt - The Underground Railway Quilt. I have not read the books or anything about this Quilt, I just made it then quilted it as I saw fit. It may not be right, but I like it now it is done.....I think!
I had some concerns about who would have actually made the Quilt.
The lady of the house?    Surely not, she would want to keep her slaves.
The slaves themselves?   Hmm where would they get the patterns and fabrics from??
I know I shall get lots of comments about this, but I could not get my head round it at all, I have no wish to read the book, sorry.
I 'loaned' the title of one of the books for the top of my quilt. It is my idea in the bottom sash of the quilt. Hope you like what I have done.
Thank you to Marian from the PP site for idea for the label, first block...

the sashing is dark brown fabric with tiny red dots -
I used this fabric for obvious reasons,
I thought the red dots would or could be the blood
shed by the slaves in their escape to Freedom...
no barbed wire between these as they are now FREE...
 The sashing has been quilted with a design from Leah Day,
I felt it was just right for this quilt,
the sashing corner stones have fabric that is barbed wire, I felt it fit...
The completed Quilt -
 The back...
 close up of centre section of the back...
top sashing title in progress...
Completed...
Lower sashing title in progress -
done in gold thread now...
Completed...

So there we are, another UFO zapped, one with a strong story if you believe it. I am not 100% I do, but there we are, that is only my opinion. It makes a decent quilt.
I have to say I am not 100% comfortable with it now it is done.
I hope it doesn't offend anyone.

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4 comments:

Janice Aitkens said...

What a lovely quilt & the quilting is really nice well done
Hugs Janice

Cookie said...

it turned out great.
I love the quilting you did. It sure enhance the blocks.

as far as the story goes, there must have been a lot of people that did not own slaves and did not belive in slaves and there the quilt come in. I think.

hugs Kerstin

Tonya said...

You've been busy as always. Lovely quilt.

Maggi said...

Looks great Jan. From what I understand it was the people who were helping the slaves who used the quilting. I have the book but can't get into it.