Another quilt from the Virtual Quilt Festival, December 3-5, 2020.
QUILT #2 Charm Quilt, 96" x 104" Hand and machine pieced, hand quilted
The Story: Begun in a Friendship swap with my first guild in Virginia, triangle blocks were sent to me after I moved to Alabama. The top was finished March 1991 and hand quilted by December 1992. It was in the frame in front of a window for so long the border is badly faded.
Subtitled: Quilt Shop Nightmare--I Want a Quarter Yard of Everything Please. My love of fabric, the more, the merrier, had begun.
I designed the hand quilting motif and cut the template to mark it. Many of these blocks are signed by the makers, my first quilting friends who took me under their wing:
Here is the stencil I made--designed to avoid all the intersections. The one tip is chopped off because of the size of the template plastic--I just turned it when marking that tip. I have not used this design again, on any other quilt, but it was perfect for this one: