I had a hard time picking a favourite to enter, – most of my quilts are all favourites for some reason or other. In the end I decided to show you this one:
It was made in 1995, and back then, every quilt was a new accomplishment, – which is still the case, come to think about it.
Many of you quilters know how it is when your non-quilting acquaintances oh and ah over your quilts saying things like “.. just imagine piecing all those little fabric scraps together, – I could never do that…” , -and you would rather not spoil the fun by telling them that there are shortcuts, like strip piecing, for instance. Well, this is the kind of quilt where you would not have to make that confession, – there were no shortcuts on this one. Every single 2 inch square was cut, then pinned on point to the design wall according to my plans and drawings, then they were all sewn together.
I had to use a step ladder to do the top rows, and I still have lots of leftover squares and a fairly large supply of pins, since each square and triangle were pinned individually to the wall.
If I were to make this quilt again now, I would make it even more scrappy. Back in 95 I did not have a lot of fabrics to choose from, and I must confess that my stash has grown considerably since then. However, I do not think I will ever make another one like this, – I do not really like making the same quilt twice. Once it has been accomplished, there is no challenge, and I would rather do something new.
There is more about this quilt in the gallery on my webpage.
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