The Best Quilt I Made Was...
by Marilyn Robichaud
(Lower Coverdale, N B)
The best quilt I made was a Japanese style quilt. I made it without a pattern and it happens to be the best.
I had collected Japanese fabric piling up for 10 years.
I kept looking for the right pattern, but couldn’t find one.
My story is that I learned the most by deriving my own pattern. Even though I had been looking for a pattern, my own rendition of one turned out to be the best way to go.
I laid out panels and long rows that I collected.
I even implemented another log cabin quilt top. It was 48 inches square near the top of this particular quilt top.
My quilt top measured 94 by 108 inches when finished.
The colors were really beautiful, with red and black throughout.
I put a lot of fat quarters in there as well. I did not cut them up. It shows the beauty of these pieces.
Then, I put a long row of green high grass fabric along the bottom!!
I gave the quilt away two years so I cannot show a picture and I don't have a recent picture of myself.
I am glad to be paper piecing now for about a year. I love this site!!