This was from the first workshop I ever attended, where I leant about rotary cutters and mats, I know seems hard to believe looking back but I’d never heard of them LOL. There are a lot of fabrics in it that I wouldn’t use nowadays, but I didn’t have a lot of money back then and made use of what I had. This was made from a bag of off cuts from a shirt factory where I used to work.
I called it nautical stars because a lot of the fabrics have a nautical theme in them. Was before I learned to machine quilt so is all hand quilted. Don’t know if you can see it in the photograph but each background piece has a sail boat quilted on it. Started in 1995, finished in 1999, oh well never mind. Made this for my son but he’d out grown it before I finished it. I keep it for him in the hope that he will appreciate the work in it more when he’s older