My daughter is off at college and her bed is not being used. I had recently photographed then laid out all my quilts flat on the bed, smoothed out and lovely. Too many I hadn't seen in years. Including my last Heart quilt... and I still had no idea where it could be! I even texted my kids to see if they remembered my selling it or giving it away. I spent 2 days with it on my mind, occasionally rummaging through a linen closet or cabinet that I hadn't tried yet.
I gave up. I had spent many good hours on it (needle-turn applique and machine- and hand-quilting), but thought it was gone so I decided to start a new quilt to take my mind off losing that one. Of course, as soon as I give up I find it folded up in a stack of fabrics! The pattern is 'Summer Love' by Nancy Graves. Her quilt is bed-sized--I made a 4-block version. So glad I found it!
One of my favorites won a third place: Modern Times by Jenny Haynes. Its quirky and fun. More should post today.
Congratulations to you all!
All those beautiful quilts in one place... know that I would love to see it! One of these years I'll get there!
Hand-piecing QAL: week 5
I was watching PBS's "Victoria" while sewing block 5. And my sewing had me as frustrated as Albert had Victoria these last 2 episodes!
I cut my fabric and separated the pieces into the groups for HSTs and QSTs. I marked the pieces and began to sew. The HSTs were first, then the quarter-square parts. As I finished the first half of the QSTs, I took everything to the iron to press. And this is what I had: lovely little HSTs!
Twice. I got it wrong twice! I blame Albert for not being more understanding of Victoria's tribulations with her sister and Country. Again into my scrap bin.
For a second, I thought of chucking it. But I still had an hour before I had to start making dinner, so I cut a third set of QST pieces--this time I made the squares bigger at 3-1/2 inches--and started again. And it was worth it because my QSTs were the right size and all the parts fit. Block 5 was complete!