I think I am in love with simple patchwork all over again. Something about the way it drapes on a bed is so lovely, and I definitely see more in my future.
I was also struck with how many of these fabrics are from the same sewing era as my newest finish, a scrappy hexie pillow. It's such a clear way to trace the history of my work, and I loved taking a careful look at these prints.
On each of the white squares on this quilt, I embellished the space with different hand stitched borders, and always wished I had taken more pictures. This time, I didn't let that opportunity pass by twice!
The results and the fun of playing around with hand-stitching definitely inspired me to make my "Patchwork Without Patchwork" quilt, too.
In a way, patchwork is timeless: using a wide variety of fabrics keeps it interesting, and the design is neutral enough that I don't think I'd get tired of it. More, please!