I've been making some traditionally pieced quilts over the holiday period. I had forgotten how satisfying it is to make functional items from time to time. One was a double bed size quilt made for my son in a very simple rectangle pattern, the other is a little cot quilt with a contemporary feel. I also finished a king size quilt which was a block designed by Katherine Guerrier many years ago. She had displayed it at Malvern one year and I was asked to make a copy. Unfortunately the client had no idea of the time taken to construct it and the cost of fabric so I declined to make her one, but out of interest made a block in order to calculate how long it would have taken. One block grew in to many and it sat folded up on a shelf for quiet a few years until I decided to get it long arm quilted by Midsomer Quilters. I am delighted with the result and can now use it, not feel guilty that I didn't stitch it and get on with new more challenging projects for 2014.
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