15th July 1986 – 2 July 1988
Inspired first by Rachel Dettmen’s ‘Inner City’, which I saw at the first Quilter’s Guild of South Australia exhibition, then from the book ‘The Scrap Look’ by Jinny Beyer, which I believe was also the source of Rachel’s quilt.
Started it with the intention of using it in our caravan, but we sold the van just before the quilt was finished, so it became a spare blanket on the bunk beds.
The bunk beds have now also gone, but the quilt remains.
It became a great sample quilt to have in classes when I was teaching the English paper piecing method as the border includes quite a few variations.
Being my first scrap quilt I didn’t have a huge range of fabrics available, and it was rather expensive buying enough different fabrics so that I only had to use each fabric in two adjacent pieces.
Cotton and some polycotton fabrics, polyester wadding.
Hand pieced and quilted except for the binding..
Binding pieced from squares of Laura Ashley fabrics.
Single bed coverlet 147cm x 210cm