Saturday, July 19, 2008

road to oklahoma



After the Oklahoma City City bombing in 1995 a group of us on QuiltNet held a fundraising raffle. Participants sent in a fat quarter of fabric plus a $5.00 check made out to the American Red Cross. The fabric was split into 75 piece, 50 piece, and 25 piece parcels and $750.00 was raised. This was a great way to handle a fund raiser.
I received the 75 piece bundle. It was not a happy packet to get, and I decided to make a sober Road to Oklahoma quilt from the fabrics. I selected the browns and tans, added more of my own. I really love this quilt. One of the kids hauled it out for use this week and I was flooded with memories of that time.

An aside on underlying structure in scrap quilts--note the rust diagonals one way and dark tan the other, the rust narrow border on two sides. tan on the other two.

7 comments:

Sarah N. said...

The Road to Oklahoma quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the story behind it.

dot said...

This is a really nice quilt. The story is great. I like it!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt, Lynn!

Sharon

Marie said...

That's a gorgeous quilt. I love the colors you chose. Since my daughter stayed in Oklahoma as an exchange student ( 2003) I wanted to sew a "Road to Oklahoma" quilt. After seeing yours this project is back on my to do list.
Thank you for sharing, Lynn.

Patricia said...

What a gorgeous quilt!
I love the colors you chose.
Since 2003, when my DD stayed in Oklahomy as an exchange student(2003) I wanted to sew a "Road to Oklahoma" quilt.
After seeing your quilt this project is back on my next projects list.
Thank you for sharing, Lynn.

Malagueta said...

Love the colors and the stars!!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. I love this quilt.