Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Still Here, Still Sewing

Oops. It's been ages since I updated this thing. I have been sewing; (when I haven't had my face in a really awesome science fiction novel) the problem is that I haven't been photographing. I mentioned the long sleeved t-shirt. I also finished a little pink bolero style jacket but I kinda want to wait until I have something else new to show off with it at the same time. I'm in the middle of making a little outfit for my granddaughter.

I have also been working on a long neglected quilt. See, here's what happened. My husband has three brothers and two sisters and I got this brilliant idea that I was going to make a quilt for each of them and their spouses. I got two done and started a third but that one didn't go well and I started to not like it so I lost motivation to work on it. It's been - I can't remember - three or four years since I started it. I recently went back to working on it and I'm getting close to finishing it. I have lots of ideas for other quilts so that's my main motivation right now - finish this one so I can move on to the next.

I love hand quilting. I want to say it's "so zen" but I think we Americans probably don't understand what that word really means. We have a habit of picking up any word we like the sound of and giving it whatever meaning is convenient for us. That's not entirely a bad thing but sometimes it makes us look like idiots to the rest of the world. But anyway, there's something about hand sewing, doing the same stitch over and over again - some people find it unbearably tedious but I find it relaxing and peaceful.

So, since I don't have any new pictures to share right now, I'm going to go deep into my Flickr account and find a couple of old quilt pictures, just to have something to post here.

This is one I made for my sister-in-law. I don't have a picture of the whole thing, just this close-up.

Quilt, yellow, green & white, with frogs print

And here's one I made for my younger son. He picked out the colors. This was, I think, the second quilt I ever made. I have always loved the tumbling blocks pattern. This is one of two that I have done.

Black and yellow tumbling blocks quilt

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