Last Tuesday daughter Trinity and I spent a delightful day with Logan Lap Quilters in Columbia, SC. Trinity was my sewing/pressing demonstrator while I handed out clues for the mystery quilt. Conversation flowed as the ladies sewed Half Square Triangles, Nine Patches, and Square in a Square units.
The instructions allow for individual interpretation as can be seen in the photos below.
Trinity, with great foresight, bought more than the required multi-colored print fabric. By playing with the units and adding sashing and borders, she expanded a baby quilt design into a lap quilt. She is rightfully proud of her quilt and plans to give it to a friend who needs a lot of comfort at this time.
I quilted the quilt with dark brown/red/blue variegated thread using “Lorien’s Splendor” pantograph designed by Hermione Agee. Click on the picture to zoom in to see the quilting design in the large tan areas. At my suggestion, Trinity used the wrong side of Tan fabric #2 because the wrong side displayed the same tone as Tan fabric #1. Why not? She paid as much for the wrong side of the fabric as she did for the right side!
Have you made a quilt without first seeing a picture of the final outcome, sewing clue-by-clue? Was it unnerving or did you eagerly embrace the adventure?