Make Do and Mend

Sale number: 68
Sale year: 2018
Quilt type: Bed quilt


Quilted by: Edna Martin Hawkesville Mennonite Sewing Circle
Donated by: , Lyndsey Janzen

This quilt began with its backing. Which I made for my 2013 MCC quilt "Single Girl". I dropped off two quilts with the quilter and when I went to pick "Single Girl" up, it had the wrong back - the other quilt was too big and pink for this back. I kept this backing since then, hoping to make something else for MCC with it. It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do with it. I finally decided to make half-square triangles to fit the backing in bright colours pulled from my scrap bag. I liked the idea of making something beautiful with things that were left over. It has three signature blocks to show the journey it has been on. This quilt has traveled with me through living in different provinces, finding my first real adult job, finding a real adult job that I really love, finding and losing love and a whole lot else besides. Like any great quilter, I can't throw a good piece of fabric out. Like WWII housewives before us, everything must be put to use.

Quilting method: Hand quilted
Construction: Pieced
Primary colours: Multicoloured, White
Sleeved: No
Size: 101" x 65"
Quilt material: Cotton
Lining material: Cotton
Batting material: 80%/20% Cotton/poly