My friend Julie Q, over at Julie K Quilts has shown her oldest UFO...and it's a lovely 'beginnings' of a quilt top. I commented I wasn't sure I wanted to show something that's ancient.So she challenged me..so here it is, this UFO is OLD.It's been laying around as a pile of blocks since sometime in the 1980's! Yup, that's right...minimum of 20 years, probably more like 25 or 26. Our outgoing guild president selected this block(and an odd size 4 3/8's" for her President's Block)I made one for her and keep on piecing..but I got tired of it. Believe it or not, the pattern there by the blocks,this is PRE-sew and flip! Now it would be a cinch to finish up by doing the sew and flip method on assorted background squares...maybe that will motivate me...right Julie???
Here's a little top I pieced a week or so ago....playing with my 1.5" and 2.5" squares, setting them with whatever was left of that ancient paperdoll fabric. It's as big as I could make it, no more paperdolls to make it bigger(stashbusting!). I added borders yesterday after seeing how Dawn, of Quilts and Pieces just whips 'em together....she gets soooo much done and works too! What is my excuse??? Excuse me while I think of one.........
I'll be doing some quick(I hope) hand quilting on this little doll quilt and giving it to Jean for her birthday, later this month *VBS*
***And in the un-necessary "DRAMA QUEEN" department, the not-so-very dear version of Anonymous wasn't happy with just kicking puppies, yesterday, she stuck her nose in here. Shall we talk about people throwing the first stone? Or maybe tying kitty tails togethe? Or maybe just trying out for Gloom-peddlar of the day?? I think she'd make it.
I've yet to understand how a select "few" can take things OUT OF CONTEXT, and immediately JUMP to a conclusion, and fire their snide remarks.
Perhaps it was an error on my part to offer any of Mr. Lewis's views of the Appliachia area.With a picture of the book and **excerpt** indicated,how oculd anyone think I was taking credit for the content? I have always stood in admiration of the Hill people, of their ability to survive and even thrive in a difficult setting. I would happily have been one of them, and that idea still appeals to me. I also understand that 'outlanders' or outsiders are not particularily welcome there, and they like things just the way they are. That's fine with me. I also own a copy of "A People and Their Quilts" by John Rice Irwin, which I love reading and looking at the quilts. I am thrilled to having found the Mountain Artisans book at a thrift shop not too long ago.
I'd like to share a few more pages of it with you, as the drawings and ideas for quilts are just AMAZING and it's hard to believe that they were put on paper before 1973. Back then much of the fabric was sporting HUGE white daisy type shapes, and flower power ruled! Give me a day or two to get my tail feathers back in order and then I'll scan a drawing or two.
And my apologies to all the NICE anonymous readers, you no longer have a voice here.
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