The first thing I’d like to know is . . what was I thinking? I guess I’ve learned a lot in the past 17 years because there’s no way I’d start this pattern now. These pieces are too blasted tiny! But, 18 years ago, I was a single mom without an extra dime and something that used just a little fabric and took forever was probably just what I needed.
This started out to be a quilt for my niece’s first daughter, who was born in 1997. Sorry, Taylor, but it’s going to be for Addie now . . probably for Addie’s high school graduation . . if I work quickly!
It’s from Quiltmaker, the September/October 1996 issue. I had to smile when I pulled out the pattern. Back when I started these, I had absolutely no idea that 17 years down the road I would have some of my own designs published in Quiltmaker. I thank the editors at Quiltmaker almost every time I talk to them for being so easy to work with and providing the opportunities to us quilters. Another thing I didn’t know when I started these blocks is that 17 years later, they would still be in a bag unfinished.
Twenty blocks are done. I think I’m going to come up with a design that doesn’t take all Kimono dolls . . something I might some day finish!