07 January 2011
Faithful Circle Redux
In 2008, I attended a small quilt show in Gunnison Colorado at the Arts Center while CarGuy attended a car show. The majority of the quilts in the show were vintage quilts from the 1930s and 1940s with a sprinkling of contemporary art quilts. I snapped a photo of this sweet quilt at that show as it was quite unusual and caught my eye.
Fast forward to 2010. I acquired a booklet of old patterns during the summer and this pattern caught my eye. It was the only pattern in the booklet that I liked so I scanned it and gave the booklet to my quilt guild’s garage sale. Then in December I did a post about the pattern and a stack of fabrics I was using to make the quilt.
I decided that the best way for me to make this quilt is using the English Paper Piecing method. So to that end, I have all the ‘papers’ cut or purchased for this quilt. Because of the size of the equilateral triangle papers purchased, I had to redraft the hexagon and my squares are now rectangles. BTW, knowing how to draft your own shapes is a handy skill to own. The pieces and parts are in their ‘to-go’ container waiting for Saturday which will be the first time I will work on it other than all the prep work. The white has not been chosen and I am waffling on fabric: plain white (like in the first photo) or a white-on-white that will work with the reproduction fabrics that will be used. Any suggestions?
I never even connected the fact that I had a photo of a completed quilt plus the pattern! That is until I was mucking around in my Flickr account and spied the first photo. Serendipity? I think so.