they say slow and steady wins the race, and if my stack of completed 16 patches is anything to go by, they're sure right!
I don't have anymore greens to piece into the 16s; I used all my greens already... (forget what month that was, it seems ages ago!) the background fabrics are all creams/tans/beige- no whites. each of the background fabrics repeat several (many?) times, but the colored blocks are all different.
so: out of the 189 blocks, there are 189 different fabrics. and each of those fabrics I chose because they were my favorite.
how is this possible? what's the matter with me?! can I really have 189 favorite and/or meaningful unique scraps of fabric?
the answer is yes, it seems. there are dresses, many other quilts, shirts, purses, aprons, bonnets, fabrics from friends, on and on it goes ~ it's all in here, and represented in this one conglomeration of a quilt. for me, even though it may seem just a tad ridiculous, it adds another depth of meaning and sentimentality to my quilt.
I plan to piece this pile of 16 patches into 2 quilts- I'm debating what the ultimate use of them will be. it's a toss up between a quilt for my table at farmer's market (using all the animal/veggie/country fabrics) and a table cloth to be used on our table at special family meals and holidays. or, I might do matching quilts for the (twin) guest room beds.
click over to angela's to see all the other RSC15 projects as we finish up another great year.