There are other squares in that series, but I have been debating whether to make a whole quilt, or handle them separately. When I did my first hand pieced sampler quilt many years ago, I learned how to quilt-as-you-go. Should I choose to make a quilt, I can undo this square and sew it together with the others. I discovered the stretcher frame approach many years ago when I was teaching second grade. One of my mothers was into quilting, in a way. She loved to piece together a quilt, or a square, and then she would staple the top to the very wide stretcher frames. For her, it was all about the graphic quality of the quilt top, not “quilting” per se, and they did look stunning.
The bed quilt was made in the summer of 2005, when we were still living in Colorado. The house was on the market and not selling. Peter was traveling a great deal, I was unhappy with my realtor and I couldn’t make a mess. (When the realtor would call to schedule a showing, I would stuff all the strips in a basket and put it under my sewing table.) I stitched two queen sized log cabin quilts that summer! This one is called “Seeing Red, The House Isn’t Selling”. It is beautifully machine quilted in red thread, by my friend Beth.