Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Blocks in the piles...
Let me just say it is amazing what I find when I do these sewing studio digouts...one of my husband's shirts that needed a button (about two years ago!), novels I planned to share with quilting buddies, and blocks - lots and lots of blocks.
I always loved finding antique or vintage orphan blocks but felt sort of bad for the quilter wondering why the block didn't make it to a finished quilt. Reasons like it was a test block, she/he made too many, it was the wrong color were some reason tossed around but "the block was lost in the fabric piles" now needs to join the list!
Now I hate when this happens...these blocks have been separated from the magazine with the pattern in it! The quilt was on the cover. It is about 3 years ago? Anyone recognize it? I have a bout a dozen more of the center uneven churn-dash and would like to finish the quilt.
Also have over 60 civil war repro-blocks! Most of these were from Barbara Brackman's block of the week. These will finish at 8-inches. Need to take these to a retreat and just finish!
I am still moving and folding fabric to clear the sewing room. Making decent progress.
Repro pieces less than a yard are going into the dresser in the guest room...almost out of space there too!
Have moved two bookcases and a storage cabinet out of the room too...the rest of the house will be crowded for awhile!