|17" x 21"|
Here's my completed tribute to the 1970's. This time period was my March theme choice. See that post here.
It's hand pieced and quilted.
I used poly batting which would have been typical of what was being used at the time and I like the effect in this design because the blocks do puff out a bit giving them more dimension.
I have to say I didn't like quilting it - the needle slides too easily after being used to working with cotton or at least 80/20 blend.
I debated on how to finish the edges. I didn't want to just cut them straight and add a 'slab' border. I wanted the piece to really be a one-patch. Yet I felt it needed something.
The choice of the solid blue partial blocks at the top and bottom was influenced by......
this one patch top which I shared in a post last April. Partial solid blue lozenge blocks were used for a straight edge at top and bottom.
...and by this quilt I made in 1976. Some of these same fabrics are in Baby's Blocks!
That blue just seemed to work in both cases. Of course, this fabric was a poly blend. Not much in cotton solids to choose from as I recall.
Oh. Good news to report. My Alzheimer's piece is SOLD!