Granddaughter Chaela's quilt 2007
Chaela took my book "5,500 Quilt Designs" and picked out a lot of different blocks that she liked. I then went through them to find those that I could easily graph to the size I wanted, or had patterns for. And because she was taking dance lessons, she wanted ballet slippers as part of one block. We went shopping, she picked the colors and fabrics, and I went to work. When it was time to arrange the blocks, I found that the best layout was to put them in the order which they were shown in the book. The blocks just seemed to flow together when I did that. The best part of making this quilt was the skill I developed in enlarging and graphing the blocks to a 12" size.