Back around the year 2000 I took two quilt classes through the Toronto Board of Education. Thanks to the first class that I took with them, my very first quilt was mad. It was a jewel box pattern, and this was the resulting quilt. I finished it either during the class or shortly after the class ended:
Yes even then I did scrappy. Even hough I had to buy lots of fabric for it! So started the stash and my love of fabric…
The second class I attended was a sampler quilt class. I either shocked or annoyed the teacher, I never was quite sure which, by choosing light grey, dark grey and black fabrics for this sampler. Everyone else in the class used the more “normal” colours that were popular around the time of Y2K. The teacher kept pressing me to add a pop of colour to my quilt and finally I agreed to do a narrow red flange border. Part of me really wishes I’d used white and not red but the red isn’t bad.
During the class the quilt top was finished and started quilting it. But the quilt was aside and became a UFO. So, for about about 20 years it sat partially quilted. I finally picked it up earlier this month and quilted whatever bits had not yet been quilted. That really didn’t take long.
It was finished off with a simple black binding which was machine sewn on the front and the back. Can you tell I wanted this to get off of the to do list?
Not sure what I’m going to do with it but I’m happy that it has been finished.