Sunday, March 16, 2008
An Oldie But A Goodie
This is a doll quilt that I made about 10 or 15 years ago. It's a reproduction of an antique that I saw in "Miniature Quilts" magazine. (sorry, I don't remember which issue) The original was from the 1800's. This was as close as I could get to the original. I actually made two of these little quilts. I made 2 of each block, and the other quilt was sashed with double-pink fabrics and given to my sister, since she likes pink. (Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of hers.) I think the blocks are 4 inches square. I appliqued all the handles on the baskets while caring for my Mom after her heart surgery. I needed some sewing to do there, and I thought this wasn't too demanding. I don't do much applique because of arthritis in my hands, but this was soothing. And it gives this quilt good memories. I really enjoyed being able to care for her and the time we spent together.
For someone who has been trying to be careful to not buy too much fabric for the last year, I've gone kinda nuts lately! It just goes to show - I'm more of a fabric junkie than a quilter, I guess. I got the charm squares and then had to get some companion fabrics to be able to make something with them. They will be my project at the retreat I'm going to at the end of the month. The others are for various projects, except the witch undies fabric on the right and the blue/purple batik on the left. Those were just because I love them!
We went to Ikea last week and bought bookcases for fabric storage in the quilt studio. They are still in boxes and still in the garage. We did more "shopping" but no buying yet. Still trying to decide what to get, and working on the floor plan to see what fits where. I'm considering this for my sewing table. I saw it on Bonnie's blog. Decisions, decisions, decisions!
I got a good picture of Dunkel yesterday. He had to check out the fabric that I was photographing (see above). He wouldn't pose on the fabric and moved to the window seat. He was being very uncooperative - he really didn't want his picture taken and refused to look at me. That's why he looks kind of grumpy. But I got him anyway!
We saw the Blue Heron this morning, so it survived its encounter with the eagle. Yay!