Fast forward 10 years. Why did I put this away for so long when it was almost completed? Who knows. I probably saw something shinier and brighter.
And guildster Debbie Pine's meeting last year about UFO's has spurred me on, too. (Thank you, Deb - next up is that damn medallion quilt...)
In the mid-80's when I was teaching at Hyde Park HS, I had some terrific students. One of them was Bridgette. We have become FB friends for several years, and it's been a joy to see her no longer as a bright-shiny teenager but as a woman full of grace, wisdom, and generosity. She had some terrific damage from one of the recent hurricanes on the East Coast and lost a lot. When she said she was interested in this quilt, I was thrilled. It will be on its way to her as soon as her home repairs are complete. Because these blocks are connected to Dodie, it is special. And I can't think of someone more special than B to share this with.
|The quilted back of a block|
|The hand-pieced and machine-quilted front of the same block.|
|Quilted border, done by me, added after the body was together|
|Quilting done by me using quilting paper|
Meanwhile, I have also been working on more shopping bags. This pattern, Hampton Weekend Bag, is basically the size of a Mors Bag. But:
- it has an adjustable strap that can be worn cross-body
- there is one layer of interfacing
- there is a zippered pocket inside.
Sew Powerful. The hope is that there will be over 8000 purses unboxed in November. I sent off my box last week, and I already have six completed for the next deadline. I am hoping to top what I sent off.
Busy hands, happy hands - past, present, and future.