When looking through my studio a few days ago, I noticed this box of sweet blue and pink fabrics, with an accompanying pattern. From a quilt shop that has been out of business for several years. A quilt shop that I loved to visit.
I realized that I have since met the pattern writer. She is incredible at heirloom applique and intricate work. There is a lovely border. I noticed that I had paper pieced the blocks, realizing that had I tried piecing it would not have had a good result. The middle square is about 1 1/4".
About twelve or so years later, I still would not have a good result from piecing those little triangles, so I'm thinking about drawing out more paper piecing blocks. There were only 13 blocks in the original pattern, alternating with the white print blocks, and I'm realizing that the resulting quilt was very small. I'd like it a bit bigger. Plus, there are all those pretty fabrics.
Recently I have been thinking of making more quilts with actual patterns, as opposed to improvisational or art quilts. Paper piecing isn't what I was considering, but I like these little precise blocks.
Maybe . . .