I finally decided to do it. Everyone else has either done or is doing it. I’m one of the last holdouts. How can I say I’m part of the group if I don’t do it? Of course you know what I’m talking about. I’m the last modern quilter to make a white quilt with small patches of bright colors.
I have so far resisted because I’m afraid of white. With 6 kids and a golden retriever, we have never bought anything near to white. White kitchen cabinets– are you crazy!! White upholstery? Never. I made a white wedding quilt for a client and spent the whole day before I started sewing obsessively cleaning every particle of the sewing room.
But it is time. The kids are mostly grown, the dog is banned from the sewing room. I think I can do this. The quilt will be white with splashes of color. I will design it on my own terms, which means minimal piecing, lots of raw edge appliques, some frayed seams. I’m not sure how it will turn out, mixing the pure white patchwork precision with my happy-go-lucky style.
Here is the very first draft of the design. It has triangles for the splashes of color:
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