Thursday, January 05, 2012
I don't believe I've ever directly copied another quilt, but goodness knows that I've been inspired by so many projects I've seen on the blogs. Take the one to the left, for example. I ran into the picture on Thelma's blog and just loved it. But that fabric isn't to my particular taste. And the size of the blocks 16" doesn't work for me. Thelma is going to make the blocks bigger (18"); I'm going to make mine smaller (12" finished). Oh, and I'm not going to follow the directions in the link -- I know there is a pattern somewhere in Around The Block for that particular star and I'd prefer the points to be regular rather than wonky. So I'm inspired by this quilt that Thelma shared, but am making my version, much the way dear Nicole often does (she's back, by the way -- why not go pay her a visit?).
Who will this quilt be for? I knew you'd ask. There is a young couple at school; I've watched their relationship start and grow for several years. They are the sweetest kids and they got engaged last summer. When I learned recently that they had selected for their wedding date the precise date of Joe's and my 45th anniversary, I knew they were quiltworthy. And -- wouldn't you know -- they both like William Morris! So, I've got a couple of things in the works that need finishing up, and then I'm eager to adapt "Starry Eyed" (what a great name) for Brian and Erin.
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Thursday, January 05, 2012