When I first decided to do this, I wanted to let Judy Hopkins know what I am doing. I am sad to say that I discovered Judy had passed away in March of 2011. I would like to dedicate this blog and the quilting of her 200 patterns to the memory of Judy Hopkins.
Here we go. The first pattern I chose is Buffalo Ridge. I chose batik fabrics, which I love. The pattern was easy to follow and easy to make. I should point out that Judy's book, Around the Block, not only has 200 quilt patterns, but each pattern comes in six sizes. I used the 12 inch square pattern.
One square just doesn't tell you what your quilt will look like. You get a better idea when you put two squares together. I made a table runner using the Buffalo Ridge pattern, but I think it would have made a fantastic large quilt.
The purpose of doing these 200 quilts is so you can see how a pattern looks when it is multiplied, which always gives it a different look that just one square alone.
So this was my first of 200 quilts. My plan is to use a different pattern every two to three days. At this rate I should finish in approximately one year. I hope you join me on my journey. Below is Judy Hopkins' book that I am using.