A Blast from the Past
Over the weekend, Amy emailed me with a link to an Instagram photo and a question – “Does this quilt look familiar?” It did.
This is one version of a sampler I designed around this time of year in 2006, made from the blocks (or elements of them) for the 2007 Block Lotto. You can see all the blocks we made that year here. Someone was encouraging me to produce and sell a pattern and I was working with Amy, who had EQ, to help me figure out the yardage needed.
Amy said that while she was visiting her family in Grand Rapids, Michigan earlier in the summer, she had gone to the quilt show in Grand Haven and saw a quilt whose description said it was made from blocks won here … and it motivated her to go home and finish her quilt. (I am guessing it was a quilt made by Elizabeth, but whomever it was can take full credit).
My version of the quilt is made from thirties repros and is larger, with an appliqué inner border. I made the mistake of sharing it when it was in-progress and received some unsolicited feedback on what was wrong, what should be changed and … it discouraged me, made me second guess myself and I put it away (for far too long–it is still unfinished.)