Beth Arnold's Hand Pieced Heirloom
I have a customer who, when she was a little girl, hand pieced this quilt together with her Grandmother, who has since passed on. After decades passed, Beth found a few of these quilts in a box stashed away. She pulled them out, talked to a friend of mine who let her know about my quilting business. She asked me to quilt them for her. She just wanted an overall pattern, which I did for her on the other two, but could not bring myself to do that on this 8 pointed Star quilt. It has blocks about 13" each and the 8-pointed star blocks are every-other-one and then a blank piece of white fabric blocks every-other-one. I told Beth that this had to be custom quilted! So she has been saving her money so she could have me do it and then she hopes to give it to her daughter for her wedding! (not as yet engaged, but dating someone). So after taking a class from Karen McTavish and watching the free videos on this site, I got up the nerve to try some curved crosshatching!! It was a bit difficult due to the fact that the piecing isn't exact, so there are some folds in the fabric occasionally, but I told her that was going to and bound to happen. She was okay with that. Anyway, I thought I'd put a picture or two up for you to see some of it as I work on it.
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