I was inspired by the cover quilt of Ladies Circle Patchwork Quilt in March 1986.
Fast Forward 24 years (yes I know, sad isn’t it) to circa 2010, began sewing gobs of HST units, 8 identical units at a time, to make my version of this quilt. I selected 1 1/2″ finish size for my small triangles, so I could see the prints and colors. You know I love small blocks and small pieces, but this project was different for me. I ran out of time to make the quilt and write directions before one of the Quilt Markets in 2010, so the triangles were stored in a bin. At quilt Market someone had a similar quilt with a pattern (I do not remember who), so my project went on the back burner . . . for 8 years.
Last Spring I pulled out the bin, began cutting more large triangles and small loose triangles. As luck would have it my cuts of ‘Spice It Up’ arrived and I could cut from them to add to this project. Yea!
I began to assemble my quilt top, and each row I loved it more and more. The project stalled while Russ and I took our 23 day trip in May that run into early June, I wrote about our trip earlier.
After returning, and getting other things caught up, it was time to work on this project so I could enjoy it this fall. Here are a couple of close up pictures of the fabrics I used.
I sent the top out to my friend Maggi Honeyman, to be machine quilted in an all-over meander pattern, so the quilting wouldn’t compete with the quilt. Besides I’m not sure everything lined up ‘perfectly’, and don’t care, I’m human and close counts really big for me.
Finally, here is the picture of ‘one of my favorite’ quilts, shown in a favorite place to display my quilts, in the dining room ‘over the cupboard door’. Earthy colors to complement pottery we’ve collected.
I’m not writing a pattern for this quilt, as there is one out there somewhere!
Time for me to make some of the quilts I’ve wanted to make, and I don’t have to write directions for them.
Thought you might like to know that some designers have aged WIP’s (works in progress), always happy when I can finally finish one of them, and enjoy it in our home. This is the oldest one by far.
Happy Sewing to you!