June 22, 2011

My Patch Collection

I collect souvenir sew-on  fabric  patches.
It has become a bit of a ritual that anywhere we go - if there is a local information centre we will call in and check out the patches.  Not all towns have them, so unfortunately they do not find a place in my Quilt.

Each patch has a block and the idea is to do a quilt as you go style hexagon quilt.  
I pull it out occasionally and try to work out the best route to take - 
Do I do rows starting with the oldest patches in the top  corner - OR do I spiral them around adding more and more ???? 

The rate I am going it will be big enough to cover the CAR.






And then there are the patches others have brought back for me.....





And I have enough patches from our South Australian Adventure to fill a book.   

Maybe they will need their own quilt.



Either way......the patches are multiplying -- 
and the quilt is and always will be a WIP.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Wendy, What a fabulous WIP. It will make for a wonderful memory quilt. I'd do the paper bag method and start piecing as they come out to you. What fun it will be. Happy Stitching. Chris

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  2. I really love this idea! and such a great way to use up those badges too. A great memory quilt to always be adding to

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  3. I really love this idea, what a great memory quilt to always be adding to! It reminds me of my DD's Girl Guding blankets, but I do like the hex idea so much more

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  4. my girls are Girl Scouts and it seems wee always run out of room on the uniforms for patches, so we started sewing the ones that won't fit onto a fleece lap size blankie. They use them in the car on trips, in front of the tv, etc. We love patches too!

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