Amy has organised a quilt festival for bloggers. It is dead easy to join in….all you have to do is find a piccie of your favourite quilt, blog about it and add it to the list over at her blog. http://parkcitygirl.blogspot.com/2009/04/quilt-festival-spring-2009.html
The piccie is my favourite quilt. It is special in a few ways. …
It was a birthday pressie for The Missus. As you know she is my favourite victim person to make crafty pieces for.
It was the first foundation pieced quilt I’ve made…..It was the beginning of an obsession with foundation piecing and log cabins….Previous to this I’d mostly made appliqué patterns… The Chook Shed patterns were a fave (a name I’m sure Aussie quilters remember!)
I taught myself how to foundation piece.
I designed it myself from scratch. I don’t read and follow instructions particularly well. I tend to read skim the instructions once, then barrel along and experiment….redoing until I am satisfied with the result…..which is exactly what I did with this one!
The colours are significant to The Missus and myself. The rainbow is in the Lesbian/Gay Pride colours. The black represents the past.
When I was sewing this quilt, I was recovering from operations for carpal tunnel syndrome on both hands. Sewing helped me develop coordination in my hands again.