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Peggy's Quilt #17 - Opal Optics Batiks

Peggy's Quilt #17 - Opal Optics Batiks

I made this quilt in Nov-Dec 2016 for a graduating doctoral student who is also a quilter. She was instrumental in supporting my early quilting efforts and for that I'll be forever grateful. Then she graduated and moved to California, and I retired and stopped commuting to South Lake Union, and we're both happier but miss each other! This is Jenny Doan's pattern called Disappearing Hourglass 2, found in Block magazine, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 16-23, and also on YouTube as a tutorial. I didn't know any of this when I saw that someone on Quiltsby.me had posted a very attractive quilt but didn't give any pattern information about it. So I deconstructed the block from a photo and made up my own way to create the block and then the quilt. About 6 months later (after I had made 2 of these quilts), I was looking through my collection of Block magazines, and found out that I had the pattern all along! Jenny's version of creating this quilt is easier than my version turned out to be. I used 10" layer cake squares plus yardage. The quilt is about 65"x65". The front side is batiks and white-on-white with the same white-on-white for the border, backside and binding. The long-arm quilting was done with white thread on the topside and variegated thread on the backside in a pattern worked out by the recipient and her long-arm quilter in CA. I love quilting! Peggy posted: 05132017

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