So today I will share a quilt from one of my first "classes." (I have previously stated that my first class was with Karen Kay Buckley - I was sub-novice in a class that was for "I have at least tried my hand at appliquers." & that project - long gone!)
This class was taught at a sew-n-vac shop that also sold fabric. I bought all of my fabrics at that shop for this quilt - with a good amount of help.
This class was taught the old fashioned way - where you have piles of squares...
I still messed this up a couple times before getting it right.
I showed this at a quilt guild quilt show, someone offerered to purchase it, but I never followed up on that. Which is probably a good think since this quilt was hung as wall art in the first condo that I "owned."
From this quilt, I made this one:
using the same technique. I put these fabrics together & was going for an underwater look. I was going to applique fishies on to it - but after all of the work that went into piecing it, I trashed that idea. The fish are on the back.
That border - is a single piece of fabric that I found AFTER I pieced the quilt. it is so perfect for this quilt, from a distance it looks like scraps.
The quilt hangs in my dining room.
Since this is turning into a Trip Around the World Lovefest, I made this one using the strip piecing method.
I pulled the fabrics for the piecing from the colors that in in those Tokyo Tabbies. I once thought that there is too much rust - I needed 24 pieces & settled for more in that color because they were available & they "worked." It has been hanging behind my couch for some time now & has grown on me... (I am about to swap it out... But I need to pick-up the new quilt from the long armer & do the binding...)