This was the second quilt I ever started, and the quilt where I discovered that I loved fabric... all fabric... and I was determined to include it all into my quilt. I also learned some life lessons along the way - like if you have a lot of medium fabrics and use them in both the dark and light sides of a high contrast quilt... well, lets just say it limits your layout options - this was originally going to be a radiating star layout :0). I also learned that vacuuming a quilt with wool batting is just crazy (no matter how many cat hairs you have on it) and quilt as you go is a technique to avoid. Having said that, it is still a quilt that I love, and still find interesting to look at, even after all those years
I've also finished Block 84 of the Modern Sampler. That means only 16 more blocks to go!
My block has one ugly set of fabrics in it...
But I liked the fact that they combined the pink, orange, tan and green of the surrounding blocks. Not the easiest thing to do with just two fabrics.
One of the organisers of the sew along commented that some of the blocks would make good designs for pieced backings... I believe she may be correct... the start of a back for the Giant Chevron quilt... it does solve the question of what to do with a 1/2m of bug fabric :0)
That's about it for this week... enjoy your weekend.