Even though I've been writing books and designing and making art quilts thoughout my life, I have never made a bed sized quilt. Until now. And here it is.
My granddaughter asked me to make her one so what to do? Of course, I made her one.
This design is from the late 1800's and is called "broken dishes". I just picked it up from a long-armer today and she did a great job in adding the quilting, squaring it up and doing the binding. I also pieced together some shams that I will finish myself tomorrow.
Even though it's a very old pattern, it is also very contemporary-looking. Just goes to show "what's old is new again". I hope my granddaughter likes it because I had a good time making it, thinking of her for days while cutting and piecing the top. These are the family heirlooms that are the most meaningful.
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Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!