Thursday, May 04, 2006
Sometimes projects are put aside for the tinest reason. I made this quilt as part of a class in Maryland that used Mimi Dietrich's book on Smithsonian quilts. I think it was in 1997! I pinned the quilt to a few years later (after getting married and moving...) then started quilting. Quickly I learned to hate the batting I was using so I rolled the entire thing into a ball, stuffed it into a pillowcase with a mental note that I needed to "reverse quilt" and change out the batting. Ya, right...picking out quilting stiches is right up there with root canals! However this week I've looked long and hard at this project and decided I'm going to do it. Anyone with any hints or suggestions on easy ways to do this please feel free to post!
Most of what I find in the back of the closet has a similar story. This crayola colored quilt ended up on an upper closet shelf when I got halfway through and realized the directions had the seam allowance for one block and not for the other...trust me that causes all sorts of headaches and wins the quilt in progress a spot in the back of the closet. Not sure what to do with this one!
On the home front...I am slowly going through things and packing. Not just in my quilt room either. I am by nature a packrat...I still have some size 7 clothes that I hold on to because of the memories not because I ever think I will fit into them again! I have award plaques that didn't mean much to me when I got them so why is it so hard to part with them now? The brain is a funny thing.