New Year’s Resolution #144: Clean out closets
In the process of cleaning out a closet I found a couch quilt I made more than a few years ago! Out with the old! It must be used again!
I found this pattern in a quilting magazine that I have since sent to the re-cycle bin but I have seen variations in recent publications. I remember wanting to try a new piecing technique using diamond shapes and I bought some reproduction fabrics in colors that matched my decor.
Some of my favorite fabrics have words on them and I added some scripted writing to this quilt in keeping with my reproduction fabric theme.
Hard earned quilting lesson #237: Always make a test block when attempting a new pattern or technique!
I made a “few” mistakes when I cut out these diamonds and I did go through some fabric before I got the cutting technique down pat. My first blocks were wonky to the extreme and I had to step away for a day or two before my husband, RK, showed me how my cutting angles needed correction. Whew, I got back on track and stopped making fabric scraps!
My couch quilt is in plain view once again…now back to New Year’s Resolution #144!