When I first started quilting, I made a lot of sample blocks so I could practice and develop new skills. I made blocks with half-square triangles, quarter square triangles, flying geese, strip piecing, etc. Most of those blocks got donated to people making charity quilts. I held onto a group of those blocks, and 9 to 10 years later I sewed them into a quilt top. After stitching in the ditch around the blocks, I set the quilt aside. Zoom ahead 10 more years. . . and I finally finished quilting it. Here it is, 20 years in the making:
I also took a picture of it outside, but the morning sun in Winter doesn't create the best light:
A few of the individual blocks. . .
Aunt Sukey's Choice:
My stippling skills leave much to be desired, but if you don't look too closely, you might not noticed all the mistakes!!