Friday, August 04, 2006
What a porky!
Cicely, the lady who founded the quilting group I go to when work allows, is 93 years old and has forgotten more about patchwork and quilting than I'll ever know. I was astounded when someone told me how old she actually is as she doesn't look a day over 73!
Anyway the title of this post refers to the fact that I did tell a bit of a fib in the last post - I did actually do something interesting in and amongst stitching all those sleeves this week.
Back in the winter time, before I missed a lot of the group meetings through working, Cicely set everyone off each making a long wallhanging of 6 or 7 different 6" blocks all worked in creams and white
I dutifully started with a single little block where I just appliqued lots of different ribbons on the diagonal and embroidered between them all in whites and creams.
I then lost this in the depths of the sewing room and forgot all about it
Then when I went to quilting on Monday the memory of my promise to contribute came flooding back to me in a minor panic.
So on my return home I excavated the depths of the sewing room and rediscovered the said block
A very rapid five more extremely simple blocks to go with it flew off the end of the needle over the Moday afternoon and the Tuesday and I handquilted them very simply and not at all competently in order to bind the whole thing on the Wednesday morning - PHEW!!!
The cream photo shows my effort - not that good on the quilting front - but passable, with blocks from the top.....
Nine Patch, Free pieced Log Cabin (a la Tonya), Appliqued 'Heart' Butterflies, The aforementioned Ribbon and Embroidery block, Appliqued hexagon flower and finally a Simple Star whose title escapes me (if I ever knew it, which is doubtful)
This will be hung on a single pole alongside the efforts of all the other people in the group who have completed their contribution to make a group wall hanging for the show
The colour photo shows a similar group project displayed at Quilts UK in 2005 by a quilting group called Selsey Quilters who I believe are based on the south coast of England - apologies if I'm mistaken on that one.
We will be hanging all the quilts this afternoon so I will endeavour to get a snapshot of my hanging along with all its mates in situ
Then I think I shall be pretty quiet over the next few days as I will be tied up at the show for the entire weekend - but if the camera behaves I will try to get lots of pics to show you all - Have a good one everyone!