Saturday, September 2, 2006

Quilt vs. Blog?


There are so many great writers in blogsville, that I am spending too much time reading their great posts. I have loved words since I started reading at four or five years old. I don't know how I knew to read, but it seems that it was always there. I had no kindergarten, but was reading years ahead of my class in the first grade. The reason was probably that I was the baby of a family of five children and the boys would hold me on their laps and have me read the newspaper.
So, here I am in the latter stages of life and hoping to leave quilts to each of my childred and grands and I am spending all my spare time reading blogs. Quit being so facinating, so I can get back to leaving a heritage for my descendents. In my sewing room I have two quilts sliced and diced and awaiting the sewing machine. One has almost 3000 pieces and has to be finished this month, because it matches our bedroom in Florida and it will be quilted by a big machine here in Ohio. I have one in the works that I am hand quilting, but the rules are--- piece in the summer and quilt in the winter. If you live six months in Ohio and 6 months in Florida--- when to you hand quilt? The quilt shown here is made from 1930's retro fabrics. Individually, they are sort of ugly prints, but they make a nice looking quilt. And so, my friendly bloggers ---please, stop being so good---go on vacation for a couple of weeks ---okay?

5 comments:

molly said...

That is gorgeous!!! You're really talented. I once made a small quilt, I know how much work goes into a big one, and I know I couldn't stick with it. How luck the recipient will be.

Big Dave T said...

Quilts are an enduring legacy. My mother-in-law left us several. Fortunately, she made them before blogs were common. And she passed away before I started mine here.

Teri said...

I love the art of quilting, even though I am only a spectator and recipient of these wonderful works of art. Nothing I write is more important than leaving this legacy to your family, who will always cherish the love that you put into each quilt.

Ciao bella...wonderful post. I love your words too.

Veronica Mitchell said...

That quilt is simply beautiful. What a valuable skill.

AJ said...

Beautiful quilt, love the color scheme!