Little House Needleworks
30 ct R & R Olde Towne Blende
Called for Crescent Colour threads
This is one of my WIP's for 2013. This is the first time I have picked her up since January. She will be a fast stitch if I can get serious. But I am being pulled in several directions as you will see below. :)
Potato Chip Scarf
A new start! I'll bet you aren't surprised that I choose pink. This was the program last Saturday at my local EGA guild. Since my LYS closed last year, I gave up trying to expand my knitting skills (which are very few). But this program was proposed and with a little help from my EGA friends I am on my way. Who would believe that something as simple as casting on had escaped my brain? Uh, me!
I'd like to share a little story with you.
I took a beginner's quilting class in 1988. The above book was our project book. I handstitched all 24 blocks and was taught to attach sashing, then batting and backing, then quilt each block separately. Finally attach the blocks to each other. As you can imagine the backing had to be folded over and slipstitched together.
After I had attached my first 2 blocks together, my mother came to visit. Yes, my mother, the over-the-top prolific quilter! She looked at it and said "What is this? I told her that this was the way the teacher in my class was showing us to quilt. After a long pause, Mom said "I've never seen anything like this before." She wasn't being unkind, just puzzled. Well, that was all it took for me to put this away in a box under my bed and leave it there until this last week!
What caused me to finally work up enough courage to pull it out? I think it was completing my 2nd beginner's class last year. After studying what was already finished in the box, I couldn't bear throwing away all that handwork. So I frogged a whole lot of hand quilting to get back to separate blocks and tossed old polyester batting.
Then I decided that I hated the fabric used for sashing (and border fabrics too), so I frogged all the sashing off and picked out new fabric. Finally I'm ready to start making a quilt top . Here is a little peek of some of my blocks below. (I forgot to take a picture before I started)
Luckily I kept all the extra fabric I used in the blocks. I might get a narrow border out of one. And some small blocks for part of the sashing out of another.
Does anybody else have a really old project under their bed or in a cupboard? Come on and share it !