Saturday, July 17, 2010

Whew!

I've been working on some gifty type things lately and while I can't be too forthright about specifics, I am excited about them. DS12 is helping me to pick layouts, colors, etc. and seems to be tolerant of his mom doing continual projects.

For the latest one, I have been using a new (to me) way of connecting quilt as you go blocks together with sashings only on the back. I think it will look very nice, but my machine isn't crazy about sewing through all of the layers at once.

This is pretty much a stash project. I had stashed some completed blocks years ago when my skill set wasn't advanced enough to know how to finish them. They are wonky and show loads of beginner enthusiasm, but not a lot of precision. I love that about them. It reminds me of all of the things I have learned as a quilter and how far I have come. Great gift. Scrappy fabrics with memories attached. No cost. Frugal quilting at it's best!

I can't show you the entire project because of the gifty nature, but I can give you a little hint....

2 comments:

陳明陽陳明陽 said...

不願彎腰撿拾一根針的人,永遠不值得一塊錢。..................................................

Michelle said...

I love your block!