This quilt was a turning point for me. My earlier work was mostly made from kits or charm packs. I bought the panel for this quilt several years early before I even started sewing again. I spent a long time trying to figure out what to do with it and to find complimentary fabric. Then I finally hit this combination. The irony is the fabrics I eventually used were in my stash all along! Nothing in this quilt was properly squared off - a lesson I hadn't fully learned yet. And I was ironing instead of pressing which also caused distortion. But it doesn't matter because I LOVE THIS QUILT!!! Color! OMG! Color! I finally discovered color! If you look at my earlier work, I always used bright fabrics but I didn't really understand using color and pattern. Now there was no turning back. Look out world! There are a lot of crazy wild color combinations coming from me!!! As an aging old hippy I would really like to keep this quilt but I have been thinking of sending it to my niece who is at college. But I worry someone may steal it so maybe not. :o)
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Hi there! My name is Norma and this is my quilting/sewing blog. I never thought I would have a blog but here I am. I invite you to join me in sharing my joy as I discover the world of color and patterns. I've gone back in time a bit in my journal to show how I got to where I am now. You might want to start at the end and go forward. Please bear with as I figure out the idiosyncrasies of creating a blog. I'm still working on the layout.