I was up bright and early this morning, ready to start sewing the blocks together. It all went without a hitch, but took several hours as I was being very careful. It would be catastrophic to scorch a block, or make a slip with the rotary cutter at this late stage.
Marti Michell templates,
One of my most favourite ever quilt books is A People and Their Quilts by John Rice Irwin. If I could only ever have one quilt book, this would be it. The quilts are beautiful, the stories are wonderful history, and the photos excellent. No patterns, but I don't need patterns.
I knew I would love A People And Their Quilts when I read these words on the first page;
At the time I bought this book, very few people I knew quilted, and they regarded it as an amusing hobby. I thought it was a way of life. I felt an instant connection to Ethel Hall when I read her words, and I knew Mereth and I weren't alone in loving quilting so much. The whole book is an affirmation that quilting is so much more than just cutting up fabric and sewing it back together.