Saturday, September 15, 2012

And Yet Another One!

Sometimes I doubt my sanity. There are 1560 little pieces (2"x 3 1/2") in this quilt top I just finished. Each piece is handled individually, so I know there are a bunch of them. I love the Batik colors and patterns and I collect them on a regular basis. This one is just for the fun of it, so I think I will take it to Florida and hand quilt it this coming Winter. My darling husband thinks we quilters are a bit unhinged. Who would take perfectly good fabric and chop it into pieces, only to sew them back together again? But, I think his golfing is a bit goofy. Why chase that little ball all over the course today and have nothing to show for it and then do it again in a day or two?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Another Grandson is Getting Married

We have been blessed with eight are boys. Now, they are of marrying age and I hope to see all of them married and settled into happy lives. The girls they have chosen have been wonderful and I am a happy Grandma. Since I am an avid quilter, I have been happily making and stashing away quilts to leave for them to remember me by. My first quilting teacher told us that "Quilts are meant to keep someone you love warm". You need to keep warm in Northwestern Ohio. There have been some new fads in quilting in the last few years and my new granddaughters-in-law have kept up with the trends. They are easier to make, ... the new fabrics are breath-taking and the geometric patterns are nice. So, now when a proposal is accepted and a date is set, I ask the bride to view my collection of quilts and tell me what they like in the way of color and type. This is good, because I am not ready to part with the quilts that I have made just to suit me. Number six grandson is getting married on Oct. 12th and I gave this quilt to his bride for her shower. She likes purple (it is in there) and he likes teal (it is in there, too). I hope they will be as happy as Grandpa and I have been for almost fifty-nine years. Stay warm Tyler and Courtney....we love you.
Okay, another guy is about to bit the dust...he has an intended, so I have another king sized quilt to make. At least, quilting keeps me from going berserk over the political crap for the next two months.