We had only been married for 6 months, and we went to the Springville Museum of Art on a date. Lo and behold, there was a fabulous quilt show going on that day. (Every Autumn they hold an amazing quilt show – this year was the 38th annual!) Right there in the lobby, behind the front desk, hung a star quilt. It was gorgeous – reds, blues, stars… oh my. I was quite smitten by it. So much so that I went home, grabbed some graph paper (yeah, I ‘m a nerd – I keep it laying around like that) and sketched up what I wanted mine to look like. The next day I headed to JoAnns (I didn’t know any better) and bought the fabric I needed.
Ten years later, it’s finished. It’s not perfect – I didn’t know anything about half square triangles – and it’s not necessarily my FIRST quilt that I’ve made, but it is the first one that has any complexity to it. The quilts I did before this were simple squares.
For the backing I used what was leftover and pieced it as strips – nice and quick. There was no way I was going to let the backing take me another decade. Sheesh!
I quilted it in a meandering pattern with some loops thrown in here and there. The binding was also part of the leftover fabric – so glad I had enough!
The finished quilt is a twin size and I am so, so, so very happy that it is done!
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