Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Next Generation

Ouilting is steeped in traditions.  The name of blocks, patterns for quilting and stories of the makers. All this and more is gifted to the following generations of quilters.

As a quilter I am immersed in the handing down of stories and hand made treasures.

Grampa Dolly next generation.

My father made sock dolls. He made one for each of his 8 grandchildren.  I in turn have made a sock doll for each of my grand children. Perched on the high chair my Grampa Dolly is a gift for my 3rd  Grandchild who is now 1year old. The Grampa Dolly I made will share life with the one my Dad made for  Archer's Mom ; my daughter  Mandy .

Quilting has continued on the neutral string blocks with hexies. One a day for April.

The creams are monoplising the string blocks so when I made a "Just checking it out " stop at Spotlight.   The five fat quarters for $10 was a chance to add some not so cream and larger scale prints to the mix.  The deal was for groups of 5 which meant I needed one more fq and the poison green was more interesting than a brown paper bag one.

Don't know where this project is going but it is ......... humm better than one off hexies in a box.

It is a Blustery day here so off to hang out the 10 fq's to dry.

Enjoy whatever project you are working on. Terry

1 comment:

Ulla said...

Great doll for your little grandchild! Maybe his Mom will play with her doll with the new generation. - We never have such bargain prices for quilting fabrics here, but luckily I have more fabric than I can imagine making quilts of.