|2000 1-inch squares of fabric|
A few months ago I decided to reproduce my own Y2KQ in a smaller format. The original is a huge queen size. I wanted a smaller size to use as a wall quilt (art quilt). And I had plenty (shall I say PLENTY) of squares of fabric still in my stash.
Well, the 2000 pieces of my reproduction are now stitched together...almost...it is pinned to the wall in four sections so I still need to sew three horizontal seams. The original, completed in 1999, consisted of squares 2-inches in size after stitching. The repro is done in 1-inch squares and finishes to 40 x 50 inches. (The design is my original design.)
I still need to add the border.
|My original was featured here.|
My original was featured in the Spring 2001 issue of QUILT magazine along with my graphed pattern. And it was part of a special exhibit of the Y2K quilts at the Houston Quilt show in 1999. You can read about that exhibit here.
I still have squares left over. And a quilting buddy in Canada can look for a packet of 950 squares in the mail to make her own Y2K quilt. As she mentioned in an email to me, she considers this a "masochistic plan".
|Vintage Singer Model 15-91 in Queen Anne cabinett|