Many years ago, the good women of the
I was not quilting at the time, but I fell in love with it and just knew one day I would quilt and I would make this wonderful thing.My mother gave me the pattern for Christmas and I spent lots of time planning and drawing quarter inch seams around copies of all the templates. I calculated costs and even bought backing. The most expensive fabric under consideration at the time was $2.75 per yard.
But time went by and I decided I was not really interested in sampler quilts. Yet the pattern remained on the shelf as inspiration. And every once in awhile I would think about it, but not enough to pull it out a make it.
Several years ago at a college homecoming weekend I happened to mention to my friend Keith that I was quilting. At this point he mentioned that he had always wanted to have a particular quilt made.
“How did you know?” he asked.
“I just did,” I replied. Well, what other quilt would it be? Still, it was a pretty good guess. And he had the pattern, too.
Yes, but did he still have the cover from the original catalog with the accompanying article?
I didn’t think so.
If you click on the picture I believe you can actually read most of it. They were so proud of their work.
Around mid-August I got a message from Keith saying that he was still interested in having that quilt made and that he could have some ladies in
I was at the critical point of putting together the last of the APQ stars and said I would have to study the pattern and get back to him. Those last three stars were extra hard because I wanted to drop everything and read through the
And so I have decided to take on this project – finally. I will be chronicling the progress on the blog so Keith and anyone else who is interested can follow along. All I ask is that you let me finish the quilt before making any big movie offers.