Testing testing…..

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Ok all you eco-friendly friends out there, here is a quilt the creative Betty Cole made from all her knitting test pieces. What an excellent idea for all those test squares, and the nearly squares! Haha

She sewed them on 2 flour bags that her sister Mary got for her when she worked at Purity Factories – a Newfoundland food processing factory established in 1924. Betty bleached and dyed the bags (photo below) and then she trimmed the blanket with material left over from a skirt she made for her daughter Karen when she was in high school. I hope Karen isn’t offended, but that wasn’t yesterday! Admittedly, it was ages ago for me too.

Betty’s husband, Roy, always said it was a healing blanket. I can see that because with a quilt like that wrapped around you, how can you NOT feel loved and cared for?? And that’s the best kind of medicine to heal anyone! Regardless of what you believe, it’s an excellent way to use those test pieces that usually end up in the bin. I’m going to start mine ASAP!! Ok, in all honesty, I need to finish about 10 other projects first, but it’s on my list of things I want to do because I love it!

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About rhondabreen

I change daily and I find it difficult to tell you about me. I'm a mom and a woman, that doesn't change. I'm an artist, I hope that doesn't change, I'm a wife and so far that hasn't changed either, and I'm a scientist and that's forever because I'm too curious to be anything else. But you know, all this information still doesn't help me know much about me, and so it doesn't likely help you know much about me. I guess it's best to read my blog and maybe we'll figure it out together!! Have a peek.......

3 responses to “Testing testing…..

  1. Lesley

    Speaking of an original….WOW! I LOVE this blanket! What an original work of art, and I love the four sacs having been used…how cool is that!? Beautiful. Thanks for sharing it! If I ever get time, I’d make one too but I’d miss the availability of the four sacs.

  2. Thanks for the likes and comment! It makes my day!!

  3. Lesley

    welcome and I am glad 🙂

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