Friday, March 6, 2009

Aztec Two-Step

Here's a blast from the past. I made this quilt back in 1982. It's called Aztec Two-Step. I had attended a class with Michael James in which we learned to design our own quilt blocks. This quilt is made up of 16 units of the same block, rotated in groups of 4. It is an asymmetrical block. I have outlined one block for you, below.
After working out the design, I added the black points around the edges. The quilt is machine pieced and hand quilted, because in 1982, if you machine quilted a quilt, you were considered a heathen and a sinner.

It's about 36" square. My mother owns it, and recently brought it out of storage to hang in her dining room.

Gotta love those 1982 fabrics.

12 comments:

Mal* said...

Wow. That's a pretty awesome quilt! I actually think the colors and fabrics stand up under the test of time. I would totally hang this in my house.

Tracey said...

*tilts head to one side*

It's still taking me a moment to 'see' the individual square. But I know it's just me.

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Tracey said...

...and there's nothing wrong with being a heathen, you know. ;)

Love you!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I would never have spotted the block. How was MJ as a teacher? It's pretty incredible how much fabrics have changed over the years. The early '80s still had to be better than the '70s.

Exuberant Color said...

I recognize those prints! I still have a few of them. It must have been fun taking a Michael James class.

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Quilting4U said...

Not that is unique! WOW!

CT said...

WOW
That quilt blew my socks off. it is amazing!!!!

sigh! when I grow up,I wanna make quilts as cool as that! it looks like it belongs in an art gallery!

Millie said...

Well, when I started making quilts in 1977, you couldn't find purples or oranges in 100% cotton.

angelabe said...

Bellissimi i colori!!!

Cher said...

amazing fun quilt

Carrie P. said...

It is so cool.

Carol E. said...

I love this very cool quilt! And I can't really spot the block, either (Tracey, it's not just you).