A couple of weeks ago I did a trunk show at my local quilt guild. The second and third quilts I showed were ones I had hand pieced about 20 years ago. I had just started quilting and I thought that everyone who quilted made at least one hand pieced quilt. I have two daughters, so that meant 2 hand pieced quilts. I chose Winding Ways and Applecore for my designs. All the pieces were hand cut with scissors after marking the fabric using a cardboard template. Could I get more old school? The piecing was done during my camping trips that summer. Then they sat for 20 years.
When I showed the tops at the trunk show I made an off the cuff remark…….” If some one would like to hand quilt these for me, I will machine quilt one for them.” After the meeting a lady approached me and said “I’ll do it” . We traded quilt tops at the next meeting.
Here is the final result of the top I quilted for my friend……I hope she likes it. I know mine is going to look beautiful.