Sunday, October 4, 2009
The Ten-Year Quilt
I recently pulled this quilt out of a cedar chest in our garage. This little quilt was started about 9 years ago during my "experiment in quilting" phase. I am not sure why I selected such bright colors, but I think it was because these colors were in fashion in the quilting world back then. I laboriously pieced the quilt together (this time I followed the quilting rules...). I chose a very hard pattern (I think this was a mariner's compass). After piecing the center star together I decided to break away from the pattern and create my own blocks as borders.
What makes this quilt so special is that I did all the quilting by hand. (Not the piecing... I used a machine for that). I worked on quilting this quilt for a while, and then I guess I got tired of it and put it away. When I pulled it out a couple weeks ago I discovered that I didn't have much quilting left to do. During a recent phone conversation with a friend I told her about this quilt. She informed me that she too has a quilt that she began about 9 years ago as well. The fabric for her quilt was purchased when she and I visited a quilting show at the Marin Civic Center. She also started hand-quilting her quilt, put it away, and recently got it out again. So she and I made a pact... by the spring we will both have finished our quilts!! They will be the "Ten-Year" quilts. So Ingrid, now our pact is official! How is that for motivation (for us both!!).
So stay tuned for pictures of BOTH finished quilts!!
Posted by Persicke Family at 5:38 PM