I pieced this One Patch by hand in the summer of 2003. We'd packed up all our worldly goods and were living in temporary housing waiting to move overseas. That meant, no Bernina and no fabric stash except for the one I was busy accumulating at local stores.
I wanted this to look liberated even tho I couldn't use my usual methods. So I didn't mark any of the fabric - I just cut out squarish shapes of a similar size from solid fabrics in Amishy colors. I didn't mark sewing lines - I just fudged a quarter inch. This would have been sooo much easier by machine, but no regrets. It kept me out of trouble.
I'm no longer sure how I went about sewing it together, except that I joined lots of two blocks together and then sewed those to make a square of four and on like that until I reached a certain size. I can definitely tell where it was I decided to start sewing one to one to one in a line and then adding that whole to another long line. They weren't quite long enough so I decided to add a rectangle, just guessing how much of that I was going to need.
I'm not thrilled with the final result - seems blah. It looks better in the photo than it does in person in a rare reversal of my usual photoing skills. I handquilted this in x's quite some time ago but haven't finished it off yet. Can't quite decide whether to just bind it and be done or maybe to beat the hell out of it ( put it outside in the sun and dust for few days, walk on it, give it some hard-living and washing) to age it and then get it framed like a fragment of a real quilt. I think it might look great framed whereas it only looks so-so now. Suppose I could always frame it without the brutal treatment first. Any thoughts?