Once upon a time a quilter and her good friend went to a Ricky Tims workshop. Both quilters could be considered very traditional, and one in particular had a great deal of difficulty breaking free from long practiced rules and hacking into the fabric sans ruler and measurements. However, a 'chantelle' piece was created, and it was duly stuffed into a box, not to be seen until a couple of years later.
Well, last night, one of those quilters had a dream of the chantelle, and decided it was high time it was finished.
Batting and backing was selected and pieced together, quilt pinned ... Ricky's book was liberated from the book cupboard and his 'flame' quilting stitch selected. Not so long later, the quilt was complete, save from hand stitching the binding.
I know that I have quilting friends out there who will be completely agog. Look at it girls, it's finished - who'd-a-thunk-it??