Tuesday, June 8, 2010
My Springtime Obsession
I found I really enjoyed working that way. I pulled out scraps that seemed to go with the springtime colors outside and just kept adding them on. When I got to a point where I had to add a long strip, sometimes I would just stitch that on the machine. I blogged about it when I just started in March.
Imagine what someone in the future might say if they examine this quilt. You know how we examine stitches to see if an old quilt has been hand or machine pieced. With this one, they could check one spot and confidently say "hand". But if they examined another seam they could just as confidently say "machine."
A little more about it. At this point it measures ~24" x 46". I'm thinking of leaving the edges rather freeform instead of squaring them up. I'm still deciding.
This detail shot shows how small the pieces are. This small piece measures ~5" x 7".