Yesterday I mentioned that I wanted to share one of my earliest and most favored quilts. Well here it is! I uploaded it from a disk. (Yes they are still around!) To begin, I found this pattern in a Christmas magazine (No idea what publication/issue number or date). The original used 3 fabrics, red for the large triangles, green for the small rectangles and white for the background. I was such a novice, I have no idea why I did not mimic the three fabric selection in blue, yellow, and white.... (Boy am I happy that is didn't this is my first of many scrappy quilts.) That year (2000-2001) yellows were hard to find, at least for me - where I was looking. By then I had found a LQS or two, Seminole Sampler & Bear's Paw, both in the Baltimore area. (I was still new and did not have a stash, nor did I know how to buy fabric....) Most of the blues I got in a swap. In theory, the blues should have all been dark, but as I have mentioned previously, I like to use as many as possible from the color instead of worrying about the value. I think it worked, don't you? This is only a small portion of the quilt & it definately shows my best piecing. Back then I thought 1/4 was "optional" and I did not know about trimming all of your blocks to 1 size. So there are areas where the points definately do not match... It is quilted Stitch in the Ditch (I wanted something "different" but my piecing skills or lack there of negated that!) by our very own JudyL and unfortunately the binding is the backing rolled over.... (I used extra wide muslin on the back)
For the blue triangles, I used the EZ ruler like Lucy. Scroll down to "geese block." The yellow triangles were made using thangles. There is no "border." There are enough block & to me it was not needed. Sometimes borders are not needed.... How would you have bordered it? (I still ask myself that question & I am still happy with my decision - no border.)
I still like this quilt. I love the way it "glitters" & all of those wonderful fabrics still make me smile.