Wednesday, April 27, 2011
For example, I made this quilt last year as a gift to my father-in-law. He bought a condominium here in Austin and I thought a quilt would be a nice way to welcome him to his new home. I had long admired a quilt of similar design in Roberta Horton's book on scrap quilts and thought this a good opportunity to try it out. I picked bright, but not feminine colors from my stash. I was amazed at all the odd sorts of fabrics that I could work into it. I was also surprised by how much I enjoyed hand quilting this piece. I did all of the geese and the long bars between them by hand and used the machine for only the border and in the ditch between the columns of geese and the bars.
I think the other reason I have hesitated to start a blog is that my daughter has a blog of her own and I suspect that hers is and will be far better than mine. She is just such a darn good writer! But, I am finally going to post this because I think it is important to try things in spite one's misgivings. And, she has encouraged me to do this, partly, I believe, because she wants to know what I am thinking and partly because she wants to get even with me. I have been sharing her blog with friends and family and she wants to reciprocate! So there, my dear!