My favorite sewing pattern is one I’ve never made and never will make.
It’s in a book of rug patterns. One of the other patterns in the book was a demonstration sample at Sew Club a couple of years ago. I’m easily inspired, so after the demonstration, I just had to have the book.
I bought the book; I’ve read the book, several times. And that’s how I came across My Most Favorite Pattern of All Time; it’s in that book.
It’s a lovely rug pattern, not too big, not too small. Mostly looks just right. The pattern swirls around and twirls around. It would look good in a single color or in many colors.
It calls for 1500 pieces.
That’s right — 1,500 pieces. There’s a photo of this rug in the book, so someone actually made one! (Just to be clear: this was not the rug demonstrated at the Sew Club meeting.)
One thousand five hundred.
Fifteen hundred, in 2-inch squares.
Cut 1,500 2×2 squares.
Fold 1,500 2×2 squares.
Sew 1,500 2×2 squares.
That’s 4,500 squares you’ve handled by cutting, folding, sewing. That’s you — not me — because I’m not making this rug, no way, no how.
You go right ahead and have at it. Then send me a photo. It is, after all, my most favorite pattern of all time . . . to read.
Fifteen hundred squares. Whoo-hoo!