Saturday, May 19, 2012
My Masterpiece - Again!
This is my quilt that I call my Masterpiece. If you are a regular reader, you have seen it many times already. I'm posting it again so that I can easily direct voters to its photo. I am entering it in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival 2012.
This quilt was so much fun to make, partly because I thought I would hate making it, so it was a challenge to take it on. It is made of a Zillion small nine-patches. I thought they'd drive me crazy, but they didn't. Good thing I like making nine-patches.
I saw this quilt in a magazine and decided I wanted to make it. I took the pattern to my favorite quilt shop (Aunt Annie's in Avon, Minnesota) and had Lucy, the shop owner, help me pick fabrics. The colors are very similar to what was shown in the magazine, but I like mine better!
From there I went to our lake cabin and cut, cut, cut, and sewed, sewed, sewed. I got almost all the blocks made, with just a few left in pieces for assembly. Later in the fall, I finished the top assembly while at a guild retreat. I loved pulling out that project and having the blocks done and just work on the assembly. It took a while, but I sure impressed myself when I got it all done.
It was machine quilted by my favorite long-arm artist, Diane. It then hung in our guild's show during the month of February, and then I gave it to the newlywed couple who had been waiting for it for a year and a half. They love it. And I feel that I accomplished my Masterpiece of my career (so far).