Sunday, May 5, 2024


Sorry (again!) for not posting.  Life is too busy. However, with much determination this one is done. 

Our guild received four molas from an estate donation. No one knew what to do with them. Then a neighbor gave me three that she didn't know what to do with either. 

After some thought, I put them into a big nine patch each with black borders and bright sashing. That part was easy. 

The quilting was more of a challenge. Finally I used mola designs to invent a floral look strip to fill in most of the black, one with frogs to go around the middle block, and an angular design for the border. Never again! But my wobble fit in okay with the mola art. I also made two solid blocks with mola-like designs to match them to the rest. It was finished with a very bright red patterned backing and the same fabric for the binding. It is about 64" wide by 56" tall.

This one should go back to our Community Services guild for a donation to charity, yet the chair already said she doesn't know what to do with it. So its destination will be a mystery for now and a surprise later. 


Elaine Adair said...

Years ago, I "found" 12 small mola pieces in a local quilt shop, but at that time, didn't ask where they came from. I recently made them into small zippered pouches - the molas portion were so well made, I wished I could find more, but no information was ever found. The stitching was impecable, yet were sewn on primitive foundations. Such skills needed to be rewarded, yet I never found how to purchase more. They were likely made by a group of women in Columbia, is what I learned. Perhaps a local person traveled there - I never found a source in the U.S.

Elsie Montgomery said...

They are quite amazing. I've tried to imagine stitching one and realize my skill level is NOT there! Maybe people have realized their value and they are now harder to find!