I had the idea for the Cloud Quilt almost a year ago (wow, that long!) and first blogged about it in October. I started collecting cloud fabrics and in late December I had a decent pile of different cloud fabrics. In January and March I was cutting the fabrics and making decisions about the design. In April I cut the last addition to the cloud stash and on my birthday I spent some time finishing the quilt top. I shared the piecing process and the pattern for the top in May. In early July I finished the back of the quilt. And last week there was the list of cloud fabrics I used.
I really enjoyed making this quilt. For hardcore quilters it may seem an awful long time to make a quilt, but obviously I had to build up a cloud stash first. That was partly due to looking for fabrics (and waiting for them to become available in some cases) and I guess I'm kinda slow at cutting fabrics. I needed A LOT of little 2½" squares and 4½" squares.
But in a way I like that it took so long. It meant I could enjoy working with the clouds over a period of time.
It looked quite pretty there in the dappled sunlight, but it made it kinda difficult to see the fabrics properly.
In this post there is a sketch of how it is put together.
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