September 19, 2017

SCRAP QUILTING



That’s what I make, scrap quilts.  Each piece of fabric is a little bit from a source like a dress or from a friend.  This is a crib quilt for a granddaughter.  Yes, there are two major errors in it, but I didn’t see the errors until the quilt was finished.   Finished means that it’s all together and quilted.  I’m not about to take a finished quilt apart to fix a couple of mistakes.

Right now I am making a king sized quilt, and so far there are no errors in it.  Why…because it’s an abstract piece.  The last strip of the center panel is almost done.  I spent hours on it yesterday and can tell you that it’s not at all boring.

I joined a Facebook group, “Scrap Quilt Enthusiasts,” this week.   These folks are really a creative and inspiring bunch.  I’ve made so few quilts since I began in 1989 that hesitate to share many with them…each is filled with errors.  I’m sure learning lots from the folks in the group tho.  I have hopes their presence in my life will push me into more quilting.
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  • Himself:  Gym, work, meeting.
  • Herself:  That bad tooth has gotten worse.  My dental insurance is maxed out, and if we can keep it all together until January I can see a specialist.  (No specialist.  Tooth too far gone to save.)  Dinner with Camille and her husband tonight.  Visit Poolie later.
  • Reading:  Katherine Graham’s Washington.
  • Gratitude’s:  That I have a dentist.


11 comments:

  1. There was a woman in Williams yesterday who was gifting the young lady who was with her with a hand made quilt. The young lady was appropriately grateful I might add.

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  2. I have a denim quilt that my sister made years before she died. I was going to give it to my daughter, but she did not really want it or appreciate it, so now I may give it to one of my sister's kids when they marry and have children of their own. Cannot see the photo of your quilt...unless the cat is the joke?

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  3. The quilts we have are scap quilts made by family friends! They are priceless to us!

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  4. I'm posting a new picture. 3rd try....

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  5. G and I can see the new picture...this is Sahara's Quilt.

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  6. Only you (the quilter) can see the mistakes. I looked all over the quilt but didn't see anything I thought was amiss. I love scrap quilts. I have a 9 Patch that my step-mother-in-law made -- all hand quilted. Amazing... I thank her every morning when I pull the quilt up over my pillow. Do you hand quilt your quilts or machine quilt them?? I think this one is lovely. It looks cozy and soft.

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    1. The other quilt I posted no one could see. That one had a string of errors. This one has few. Machine quilt.

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  8. Like that the pieces have meaning. I am an appreciator of quilting but sadly not a doer.

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