I may make the same pattern several times, but I’ve never made the same quilt twice. Isn’t it amazing how minor alterations can really change the look of a finished piece? Perhaps this is why I’m more of a cooker than a baker– you can throw in improvisational ingredients without fear. Spices, salt, seasoning… they’re like quilting stitches and colors.
For instance, compare this version of the Sidewalk Quilt to the original.
Instead of quilting within each square, I decided to try one large swirly motif. This, for the record, was very difficult for me– but I’m quite pleased with the results!
I also made an alternate version of my Twice Spliced quilt.
It occurs to me that my quilts aren’t unlike the Sunday spaghetti bolognese that I make for our weekday lunches. I always add a different cheese, veggie, spice– and I’d play around with the meat but that’s one thing Kyle refuses to experiment with. Similar basic ingredients, but what a difference little alterations can make.