I had not worked on a quilt in about nine months…just lost my desire.
But then around Christmas time I gave away several of the ones I had completed in the past. Touching the fabric just brought back my desire once again.
I came across some very small fabric pieces with a heart as part of the pattern. Also had part of a panel of valentine pictures. These fabrics have now become a quilt. Well, the quilt is not complete. I need to buy batting and will do that when weather improves for a shopping trip in town.
These pictures are rather poor…red is such a difficult color for me to photograph.
Considering I did not have very much themed fabric I was surprised to have made it this large. I had plenty of the white – picked up a 7 yard piece at a yard sale a couple of years ago for $6.00. At the beginning I decided I would use what was in my stash…no buying anything to add to it. Only small scraps were left. I am using them for a baby sized quilt.
Several days ago a friend gave me a box of fabric scraps – all had a Christmas theme. I have cut all of them into 3 inch squares. These are going into a 9 patch. Today while going thru some things in my fabric shelves I came across two small bags with a Christmas theme. By adding all these together I should have a good start on a quilt. If I should run out I have some larger pieces just waiting to be cut up.
My love of quilting has returned.
Weather wise – we had snow and more snow on the ground (covering up a heavy layer of ice)…plus it has snowed most of the day. Weather predictions are for more snow on Sunday/Monday and then again on Wednesday. We need the moisture – but I would rather have it in the form of rain.
You all take care, stay warm, eat, pet the cat, speak sweet to your honey…or what ever gives you pleasure.