KY Woman Creates a Beautiful ‘Quilt of Many Colors’ and She’s Giving It Away
"A year in the making and this beast is done!!"- Stephanie Tatum, April 9th, 2023.
That "beast" Stephanie is talking about is a giant, king-sized quilt that she literally spent a year making. That quilt is finally finished and she's giving it away. But, she's giving it away on purpose. See, the quilt was part of pact, a deal, and she's getting something equally as cool in return.
Stephanie actually started crocheting back in 2020 when everyone was locked down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, she clearly caught on quickly. Less than three years later, she has crafted a masterpiece that her Facebook friends are going crazy over. I'll be honest. I saw it and was immediately intrigued by how vibrant it is. I immediately thought of a Dolly Parton-inspired nickname for it- "The Quilt of Many Colors."
Look at this!
That not only represents nearly a year of crocheting, it also represents 30+ skeins of yarn.
Stephanie says, "This blanket journey started with a text and a picture from my sister wanting to know if I was interested in a set of China."
By the way, here's that set of China!
When Stephanie asked what the owner of the China wanted for it, he said, "A crocheted blanket for a full-sized bed in bright colors."
Stephanie agreed and said, "It's going to take some time."
Well, nearly a year later, that "crocheted blanket . . . in bright colors" is a virtual masterpiece and, later this week, will be delivered to its brand new home!
And, in return, Stephanie is the proud owner of a Theodore Haviland New York Apple Blossom set of China: 8 place settings, 2 serving platters, a serving bowl, sugar bowl and creamer and gravy boat.
There's no doubt that her hard work was worth it. But that hard work was also enjoyable.
Stephanie says, "I started the blanket May 26th, 2022. I didn't work on it consistently, only here and there when I was watching TV in the evening."
Stephanie was determined to finish her labor of love over Spring Break and she did it. In her words, "Mission accomplished."
As for that "Quilt of Many Colors", it's a whopper. It measures 81.5" by 95" and it weighs 10 pounds. Later this week, it's going to be hand-delivered to its brand new home. A home where some really cool China used to live.