In Memory of Sarah Zigenbein – Scrap Quilt # 29

“I stitch into my quilts the memories I have made with my friends.”

Last month at the Little Rock guild Judith Rickard gave me a box of Sarah Zigenbein’s blocks. Our dear Sarah died this year and her husband Ken let the guild have her stash to sell. I think they have made over $3,000 so far.  In the box was several blocks basted on a piece of off white fabric. The center block looks like one that Donna Fite McConnell made a long time ago. i think it is in her book  “Lively Little Logs.” The other blocks were from an on-line quilters group. There was also a journal about the blocks and who made some of them.  I undid everything and ironed and trimmed the blocks. Then I started laying the quilt out. I knew real quick  I needed to add some lights and more blocks. I had little  patch blocks in reds and some strips of those reds in one inch blocks. I sewed the sashing strips out of those.

Cathy Hammons Slater had sent me a whole box of scrap blocks and a long scrappy skirt with pinwheels and dark paisley squares. I took the skirt apart, ironed and trimmed the blocks. I made the white background blocks out of other blocks. This was a fun quilt to make. It makes me smile thinking about sSarah and Cathy.

Scrap Quilt #29Another view...

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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2 Responses to In Memory of Sarah Zigenbein – Scrap Quilt # 29

  1. Carol Ann Wilbourn says:

    Jim, I’m so happy that you were the recipiant of Sarah’s blocks. What a beautiful tribute to Sarah. The Quilt is wonderful. Thanks for being you.

  2. Brenda Wall says:

    What a beautiful memorial to Sarah. She would have been very pleased.

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