Finished Size: 50′ x 50′
This quilt was the third or fourth quilt that I made. I had been at Patchwork by the Sea to pick out fabrics for Square Bright #1 & #2 and noticed that this quilt was hanging on the wall. Looking at it, I knew immediately that I had to make it.
So I signed up for the class and then had to start buying fabric so that I had scraps as at that point I didn’t have any!
So I lurked around Spotlight, Lincraft (when they actually had fabric there!) and also the quilt shops.
One of my family friends in Sydney also sent me some of her scraps.
I then set about cutting out the scraps into rectangles and squares. It took forever! I also think that perhaps at that point – or at least at the start – I didn’t have rotary cutter and board so I was measuring with a ruler and pen and then cutting the fabric with scissors! I know that I did Square Bright #1 & #2 as when I was finishing them up they weren’t quite square.
I thought when I did the class that the quilt would be finished in that day! Ha! Little did I know. I spent the whole class doing just one portion of it and came home quite disinheartened.
I then spent the next month or so working solidly on the quilt and finishing it off. It took longer than what I expected!
When it was finished I looked at it and went “how am I supposed to get this quilted? I can’t do this!”
And so it sat until November 07 when I decided that I’d take it to my Long Armer to get finished.
It is machine quilted in a solid blue thread in a daisy pattern with wool wadding and cost $50 for the machine quilting.
I then put the binding on it and finished it with a label in April ’08.
It now lives on the back of the couch in my sewing room.