Patchwork Quilting goes back many years. Examples of quilting have been found in tombs of Pharohs courting back to 3400BC. Joseph’s coat of many colors was most likely patchwork. Even armour was made by quilting heavy materials together. Quilted mattress covers were recorded in family inventories from the 17th century. Patchwork quilting has even evolved into an artwork form often called art quilts. The Amish have developed the quilting traditions of different immigrants into America, into their very own model.
This quilt is an extension of my Single Irish Chain Quilt (the same, but completely different) and after some thought I worked out a method to make piecing this quilt less of a puzzle. I am at all times decided to seek out the easiest way to put collectively a quilt; to simplify the method and at the identical to ensure that in the case of sewing the quilt top together that every one the seams nest.
I like shopping for new fabrics, and I actually love when the bins arrive! It’s like Christmas day each time we get a new shipment of material. It is just a little frustrating as a result of I love the whole lot that is available in (since I chose it!), and I wish to make quilts and luggage and tasks with all the pieces in the store. There’s simply not sufficient time in the day. I also love the individuals! Seeing how proud people are when they herald present-and-inform, seeing inspiration come to life, and serving to individuals find simply what they want for their quilts is so fun.
The Nice Melancholy, for those of us who weren’t round at the time, was an financial slump in North America, Europe, and other industrialized areas of the world that started in 1929 and lasted till about 1939. Begun with the collapse of agricultural prices in the 1920’s, it is most nicely-identified for the 1929 collapse of Wall Road. It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world.
Thank you Stephanie. We get so used to using the jargon of our business that we neglect that individuals outside the business do not perceive the jargon. Good luck with the newborn quilt. I like to recommend sashing – it makes the quilt larger, and makes it easier to join blocks that might not be made perfectly. Plus, it seems pretty. I hope you show your quilt to us if you end up accomplished with it.