One of my dear classmates in Nancy Crow’s class this past spring was working on this particular piece and decided it was going absolutely nowhere and planned to stuff it in the nearest McDonald’s trash bin. I begged for the chance to finish it and so I did.
Nancy’s method of working consists of making lots of pieced strips, cutting them apart, putting them on a design board and then sewing them together. Actually there’s a lot more to it than that but one of the challenges is what to do with the uneven edges and fitting things together. I used some orange strips as my ‘adder’ strip; backed it with a wild African print and used the print as my pattern for quilting.
I always finish the binding by hand and then sleep under it–an old German custom–and now it is ready to give to a boy at Boys Haven.