on the swap
I have been
Cutting lots of strips
Stitching strips in 3s
Cutting all these scraps together. Some of this fabric is from dressmaking for 2 girls. Other bits are my quilting scraps. I never discard anything. The third catagory is gifted from other quilters or just foraged from bins at class and anywhere quilters gather.
I am a scrap quilter from way back. My first memory of a quilt is from nap time. My mother and I lived with my Grandmother for most of 1951 while my father was aboard ship in Korea. I remember tracing multi colored triangles. Lots and lots of different triangles. The quilt had disappeared before I knew to inquire about it. All that's left is my memory and love of scraps.
I am facinated by the memories my quilts trigger. Quilts are a record of my journey through adulthood.
It has been interesting so far . May it contiue for a long time to come.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Happy Australia Day
Now on to the serious sewing stuff.
Not that the country's nationl day isn't important. It is . In fact my daughter Heather was the only baby born at my hospital on Australia Day 1973 who's name didn't make reference to James Cook. Heather and family are on their way over for bday lunch as I write. SNL's birthday is tomorrow.
Ah cake and more cake yummmm
The cutting comes first. 8 quilting friends are swaping 2" strip sets.
Lots of ironing.
And stitching. I' m really enjoying making friends with my Featherweight.
A full day later.
Because the family paused for celebrations and sleep over. Grampa and the GC's are out to get fish and chips so I 'm cutting more strips.
I refuse to do the math I do not want to know how many 2 " squares are needed to make 8 bundles of 72 (3 square) strip sets until I finish. Right now I know the number is big........... the up side is
1. Using stash
2. Getting just as many back
3. Lots of the fabrics will be different than mine
4. Fun sharing with other quilters
All such reasons to cut, stitch, and press over and over so back to it for now. Hope your all having a good day. Terry
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
GD and I started the evening traveling by car, train and light rail to reach a dinner destination. The occasion a trip to town for a concert. The tickets came from Santa.
Waiting for dinner at Darling Harbour. The rain started just as we finished so donned plastic rain coats and made our way to the Star.
The happy snap of us in our 2cellos t-shirts was taken the next morning.
It was a long evening but well worth it. Awen plays cello and was enthralled. They play ROOCK CELLO. Checkout u-tube.
A great night of memories.