Many, many years ago, (3 or 4!) a friend and I did a course on hand piecing. We both wanted to learn to quilt, and our local fabric shop was doing this course. For 6 weeks we would go along and they would teach us a new block and then , at the end of the 6 weeks we had another 6 weeks to finish off our blocks or do extra if we wish. The plan was to then return for what was called a finishing class - a class that would show us how to put it all together into a completed project. About 4 weeks into the course, I had made about 4 or 5 blocks which were in a box of all my quilting stuff. This box was in the boot of my car. In order to get my pram into the boot, I had to take the box out. Doing this one day at the local shopping centre, I forgot to put it back in. The box and all the stuff (blocks, fabric, scissors, rotary cutter etc!) was gone never to be found again. Not to be deterred, I started again, redid the blocks and continued with the new ones. (Remember this was all hand pieced, not machined) Anyway, get to the end of the 6 weeks and we have 6 weeks to continue making as many blocks as we want before our finishing class. I decided on 12. 2 weeks before our finishing class, the shop burnt down. It never reopened. So, for years I have had these completed blocks and no idea how to put them together.
Fast forward to this year and having received only one mothers day present in the last 5 years, I took matters into my own hands and booked myself in for another quilting course. This time it was machine piecing and the shop didn't burn down! So now I knew how to finish my other quilt.
A group of online quilting friends from a website called Essential Baby, decided to set ourselves a challenge of finishing a project we had been working on for awhile by the end of the year. I nominated my hand pieced blocks. So, today I spent the working on it and this is the result!
Two of the blocks in this quilt are a the Grandmother's Garden which I quite enjoyed doing,
and a log cabin, which I am telling you is a bitch to do by hand!
So given the history of this quilt, I was trying to think of a name for it and can't come up with anything catchy. Any suggestions?