The Grandmother's Fan QuiltSunday, January 11, 2009
Thank you so much for the lovely comments on the quilt in progress. I'm slowly getting there with only the binding to go. I thought I should share what happened to the the first stash of 1930's fabrics in the mean time.
I had been looking for something that I could hand piece and decided on a Grandmother's Fan. In between gathering the fabrics and starting the quilt, I came up with a strategy to do it all by machine and so the hand piecing went out the window.
It was certainly a slow work in progress. Started in June 2004 and not finished until the binding was sewn on in June 2007 (it was one of the things in my crazy pre-baby to do list).
It took some time to find the right yolky yellow, not too lemon and not too brownish. The backing is a Trelise Cooper remnant from The Fabric Warehouse. Despite it's long journey, the quilt is still one of my favourites. When we started to redecorate the spare room for Little e's imminent move, I knew just where it would go.