I can identify two Y2K fabrics in there, so it was made after 2000, but the top has probably been around for at least a dozen years. It was fun to notice the different fabrics as I handled the quilt -- bits and pieces from past projects, discoveries from long ago shopping expeditions, treasured gifts from friends.
The top was probably made in two sessions. The 25-patch blocks reveal a "use anything and everything" approach. By the time I did the borders I was trying to coordinate colours a little more. I seem to remember the border was going to "use up all the blues and greens" -- hah! you can imagine how successful that was!
I quilted this with a fluffy poly batt of a kind that I don't use much any more having moved to the flatter cottons that are easier to handle and that I can purchase by the roll. But this was a good quality batt and worked up to make a nice fluffy quilt that I'm sure someone will use and enjoy.
|25-patch blocks with red corners make a secondary design of 9-patches where they meet the squares in the sashing.|
Having a tall son home for a visit gave me the opportunity to get a photograph. (Those boys are good for something!) This quilt will be donated to a Good Cause and will be on its way to a new home sometime this week. Meantime, that's one UFO off the list and a bit more space on the batting shelf!