A lady bought a couple of cot quilts off me just before Christmas and then asked if I could possibly finish a quilt she started 20 years ago.
"Started" meant, she had cut out a number of 10" square pieces of fabric from the red check & musky pink fabric (with scissors) and then hand appliqued 5 squares on point onto the check fabric..that's it.
She handed me all the fabric and said I could do what I liked with it to end up with a queen sized quilt....however she would like me to use the squares she had already done in the quilt.
I kept 4 of her appliqued squares and undid the 5th one and re-appliqued it. Her 4 squares are the centre blocks on all 4 sides after the green plaid.
I ended up appliqueing 8 extra squares & 12 hearts. The just pieced it all together with the feature fabric in the centre.
The colours were all very muddy looking, unlike colours I have every worked with. The fabric was VERY good quality with a old musky smell to it (from being in a cupboard for 20 odd years!)
The quilt ended up measuring 93" square. It is to go into a new home that is going to be built "log cabin" style, so this quilt should fit in just great.
Glad it is finished and NEVER again will I take on a quilt to sew and quilt... I will just quilt for other people and sew for pleasure on my own quilts.
Until next post...
PS: Nearly cut off time to join the Australian Swap!