Sunday, October 23, 2011

Another day, another thought...

So, after I got through reading the Aunt Martha quilt book, I followed the directions. I bought decent scissors, some paper to trace the templates, glue to glue the paper templates onto cardboard, a pencil and sharpener, and some solid green, solid white, and green print fabric. The pattern I chose had quite a few half square triangles and an 8 pointed star in each block. I made the templates, then used the solids for the 2" half square triangles, and the green print for the diamonds. I drew carefully around the templates onto the fabric, leaving room for a 1/4" seam allowance around each one. There were a LOT of them, since the quilt top I hand pieced was for a full extra long bed. As I remember, it took a long time to hand piece that top, but it was very relaxing.

After the top was done, my spouse looked at it, and said, "Wouldn't it have been a lot faster to just sew the big pieces together?" It was at that point I realized he really didn't get it.....


  1. Actually, he didn't really get it until several years later, when I started entering quilt shows and competitions.

  2. Hello, Pat. This is GreatLakesYooper from TMMO. I'm glad to see your blog! I've actually come and looked at your lovely creations before this, but never commented. Keep sharing. I'd love to make a quilt sometime. Do you have any suggested projects for brand new quilters?

  3. Hi, Barbara! My top suggestion for brand new quilters is to go to a quilt shop near you and take their beginning quilting class. It's the best way to get a quick grounding in the how-tos.

    I intend to pick some of my blog topics to respond to comments and questions.