My father-in-law is visiting this week and he brought an amazing quilt with him! The quilt was made by his grandmother sometime during the 1960's we believe. He mentioned he would be bringing a quilt but I never expected what he pulled out of his tote bag!
Everything was done by hand! Hand pieced and hand quilted! This picture doesn't even do it justice! The colors are so vibrant and the piecing is perfect. And it makes me think.
Where has this quilt been and who has it been used by? How long did this quilt take to make? Will my quilts still be around 60 years from now? Will someone appreciate the work I have put into my quilts as much as I appreciate this one?
So I have come to some conclusions. I am going to embark on a huge English Paper Piecing project! I would love to have a quilt that would be considered an heirloom quilt, and I think I have the perfect fabrics for this project. This isn't a project that will get done quickly, shoot, it might take me years. I've never been one to have UFO's sit for any length of time. I am pretty systematic with how I start and finish projects. But I will put my OCD tendencies aside and start a long term "on-going" project that has no end in sight! Wish me luck!
Gosh that quilt is gorgeous!
Have you ever done English Paper Piecing? I would love to see pics, feel free to leave a link in your comment. If you haven't done English Paper Piecing, would a tutorial be helpful?