This post was inspired by Deb Rowden's 'How do you work?'
I must admit that it was therapeutic. I used a heavy fabric on the back and an old sheet sandwiched in the middle (it was ugly and I really wanted to get rid of it). I tried hand quilting this in baptist fans, but the fabric was thick and it was hard going. I started free machine quilting it until my machine gave up.
I will get around to finishing the quilting on this eventually. If I pin it carefully, I think I can quilt out some of the bumpiness.
I have some woven tape to bind it with (not sure how to attach it though - anyone know?).
I love reading about wonky quilts on other blogs and looking out for them on e-bay, but it's not something that comes naturally to me. Next time I think I will try something that combines wonkiness with precision like this string pieced lone star. I still get a kick out of my corners matching up.
This top (circa 1930) was hand pieced - that's more my style. It doesn't have a foundation fabric - would it have been hand pieced onto paper? I can't imagine so.
I don't know how to go about string piecing by hand. Any ideas anyone?