The reveal of the commission quilt is finally here. 30 blocks, 53 pieces in each block, for a total of 1,590 pieces in this quilt. The quilt was given to its new owner on Saturday, and she is thrilled with it! Yippee!
If you recall, it all began with this little basket of squares. There are around 960 1-1/2 inch squares in that basket! I was wishing for a die cutter . . .
So Much Stitching
Eventually, all those little squares started to come together, like this. In the end, there were so many intersecting seams on this quilt!
What I Learned
I learned quite a bit about myself as I made this quilt. I’m an impatient quilter. I whine alot (okay, already knew that.) The blocks took some time to sew together, and I often found myself getting frustrated that it wasn’t getting them done done faster. Had I read through the instructions more thoroughly, I would have constructed these blocks differently.
In the end, as in any quilt project, I loved it in its final form. It has so much eye movement.
Let’s Get to the Reveal!
Ok, let’s get to the details. The quilt was made from a pattern in the book Civil War Remembered: 19 Quilts Using Reproduction Fabrics by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene. The name of the quilt, which I am not fond of, is Devil’s Claw. Presumably, this is named after the herb which, according to Google, is used for pain and osteoarthritis. If you scroll through the pictures found here, you may be able to see a bit how the quilt pattern looks a bit like the plant. Even though the plant is pretty, I still don’t like the name.
Here’s a picture in the sunlight that shows the beautiful meandering feather stitch quilting.
Another view of the quilting, up close.
Here’s a picture of the back showing the quilting,
And one of more of the back and the lovely quilting.
I am so delighted that she likes the quilt. She shared some of her thoughts with me about the quilt and what it meant to her, and that makes it all worthwhile! That is why I love to make quilts for others!
Enjoy your Monday, friends! Happy stitching!