Here we go, page 120; "An Album Quilt, Rich in Design".
The caption reads: "Although the quilt blocks vary in size, they are pieced with borders where necessary to make a quilt 71 x 88."
And on the opposite page, the directions. Wait, before you look at them, think about the pages of directions this scrappy, diverse and unconventional pattern would take to instruct the quilter of today - pages - maybe even a booklet! Drum Roll. Ready, because all the patterns are on ONE PAGE:
|Here, let me enlarge a section for you. Notice the fly foot pattern at the bottom left corner.|
I learned to quilt with templates and I was more than happy to switch to a rotary cutter.
I have gotten soft. Yes, as a quilter and as an individual! I'll show you why.
|Remember I have a very special wedding coming up this weekend... here I am reattaching lace to an underlining I hemmed on the wedding dress.... I'd show more, but my daughter wouldn't be too happy with me if I did just yet.|
|I found a great pattern, McCalls M6464. I thought it was perfect; no frills yet simple and dressy. Do you notice the alterations look like more tissue paper added than the original pattern? Wow, fluffy is right!! The pattern, in its defense, wasn't the problem as it was extremely easy to alter.|
|Here it is with pins through the lining and hem and waiting to get steam pressed when finished. The cranberry shantung sateen was purchased from Fabric.com. I think it will work out great for a fall outdoor wedding at an arboretum! I used the satin side for the bodice and the shantung side for the skirt.|