Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Patience Corners

Quilt by Amy #hmqg
(Anna Veach took this photo.)

a very long time ago, in 2010 i think, i was in a virtual quilting bee on flickr.  the lovely ladies in the bee made patience corners blocks for me using fabric i sent them: bits of Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt, some ivory, and some Kona Coal.

the blocks came back timely.  and then they sat. and sat. and sat.

last year, i pulled them out, counted my blocks, and tried to come up with a desirable arrangement.  ultimately, though, the blocks got removed from my design wall and stuffed in a cupboard.

this year, i thought about them again, and decided to make a quilt for M's Aunt Charlotte, who is a most delightful woman in her 80s, and whom i love dearly!

i came up with a layout and pieced the top a few months ago.  i even basted it.  and then it sat again.  i just couldn't decide how to quilt it.  the top is pretty traditional, and i didn't want it to look odd with more modern quilting designs.

here's the pieced top, finished in june 2013:
Hope Valley quilt top

finally, last week, i pulled it out again, and decided on a simple diagonal grid quilting, and quilting in the ditch around each of the blocks.

i finished it up last week in time to show it off to my fellow members of the Houston Modern Quilt Guild at our meeting last Saturday.

the quilt finished at 58" x 72".

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