This quilt was started in 2005, but then life happened -- our daughter had a very serious health issue. A lot of my time was spent helping with the care of our grandchilren, who were four and nine at the time. The quilt, "Merry-go-round", was pushed to the back of the priority list. I decided at the first of 2015 that this was the year to finish it.
The top was rotary cut and fussy cut by hand, machine pieced, paper pieced using hand piecing techniques, hand appliqued, and hand quilted every half inch.
I loved every step of the way -- from fussy cutting the motifs to produce secondary designs down to the last hand-quilting stitch.
The quilt is 67"x 67" square and has 40 whole blocks, 16 half blocks, and 4 quarter blocks.
100 sashing strips with 61 corner squares
Contains 1675 pieces
250+ different fabrics
Way over 1000 total hours spent over a period of ten years
Innumerable lessons of patience and perseverance
The most fun ever playing with fabric!!
Since I finished the quilt a couple of weeks ago, I have spent some time revamping this blog. I have added tabs below the header to make it easy to find pictures, information, etc. about my quilting life. I have been quilting for 65 years, and it was time to get organized!