Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gorgeous Quilt is Done–365!

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As the sun shone through the windows this morning the quilting design became more visible and I thought I’d finally be able to get a photo where you could see it..

I took a lot of photos and this shows it best.

It has been so long since I designed this quilting design I have no idea how I came up with it – but I am quite sure I did several pages of sketches.

It unifies and connects the lines created with the pink strips in the piecing.

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You might even be able to see the detail better in this gray scale image.

Yes, this is the 365th quilt I have finished in the years I have been quilting. It has been almost 45 years since I finished the first successful quilt.At that time it was extremely difficult to find fabrics, batting and other quilting tools. I used scraps of fabrics from clothing I had made and a cardboard template to trace around for 2 x 4 inch finished pieces. My, how times have changed!

I guess my average time then to make a quilt is 45 days! This one was in the works for 15 years – start to finish.

5 comments:

Janet Jo Smith said...

It's beautiful Kay. I love the piecing and the quilting definitely compliments the design.

Lisa said...

I love the quilting. The design is beautiful too. Good job!

Mimi said...

365 is a beautiful quilt.... 15 years is a LONG time.... can't wait to see what is NEXT

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous indeed!

Mary Stori said...

Fabulous! I'm truly intimiated!!