Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Blast From the Past

23 inches square

Here's an oldie from 1989.   I was looking for something in the linen closet the other day, and ran into this.  I'd forgotten I even had it!  I made this for my Mom, and it was made for a specific spot in her apartment, as I remember.  When Mom passed away 9 years ago, I got this back.  I stuck it in the linen closet and forgot about it.  I think the pattern is Old Maid's Puzzle and it was 4 blocks, but I made the 4 patches that come together in the center into one large patch. When I look at this, I think of "Miami Vice" and remember all the soccer games where I sat and did the hand quilting.  I'm not terrible impressed with it now - I think the contrast is too low.  But it's nice and summery and I'm enjoying it hanging in the hallway.

Here's a better shot of the hand quilting.  I used a peach thread, which barely shows.

I'm making Very Slow Progress on the Disappearing 9-Patch/I Spy quilt.  One more session of trimming the rest of the blocks and I'll be ready to get them up on the design wall.  Then the fun begins! 

I thought this carousel horse from the local county fair was pretty cool!  It's a Sea Horse!  I love that metallic turquiose and the fin-thing on the back of the saddle.

I hope y'all are having a great summer!


  1. I always love my trim piles, but never take a picture...
    Then I wondered, why are you trimming the blocks? don't they just get cut apart and sewn back together?

  2. What a nice surprise in your linen closet AND I LOVED Miami Vice!!

    Wow girl, what a large pile of trimmings you have there.....the better to put your quilt together my dear!!! HA!

  3. I love looking at oldie but goodies. I see your indigo incorporated into a pastel sort of piece. Bet your mom loved this! Oh, and of course, the pretty seahorse is blue too!

  4. I know it's special to have this wall hanging back even if it's no longer your taste/style. I had to laugh at Miami Vice. :o)

  5. It's funny what you find hidden away in linen cupboards. I'm always finding forgotten about pillow cases and tea towels!

    Like the photo of the trimmings. I ought to take a photo of the red and white scraps that are rapidly filling the bin.

  6. Your mom's quilt is dated, but still a pretty quilt. I love the sea horse.

  7. Oooo, I love that carosel "horse" too!

    Meanwhile, your lottery blocks were cheerful and fun. And I think your challenge quilt was worth the effort. I think we all have challenges we undertake and then don't feel so wonderful about when we finish them. It's all a learning experience.


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