October 1st, 2008
There’s nothing like starting new quilts before you finish old ones. The face of this quilt that I started in January is completely pieced; I’m just dreading the stretching and pinning the backing and batting process. I don’t have an efficient tool to do this. My great grandmother had a wooden frame in her basement to do this and quilt with as well. I certainly don’t have space for something like that. But, I think I will try the spray glue method that was recommended at some point, maybe over Christmas break.
I just couldn’t pass up the fabric that’s second from the top. I can’t remember who makes it, but it’s a canvas and I just love the print. I still want to find a pea green fabric with some print, and I’ll need a solid or two in there as well. It’s just going to be a lap quilt I’m making as a gift.
For my next quilt (I know, what? Two in progress and already thoughts for a new one?) I really want to do an appliqué. I’ve also always wanted to do a postage square quilt, but that seems a little torturous. I have tons of scraps that would be perfect for it, though. And quilts like that are always such a hallmark of a time period–to see each and every scrap of fabric used over a span of years.
I did not get my pots planted; I didn’t even make it to the store. Instead, we spent Saturday picking blackberries and watching the salmon run at Cedar River, and then dinner with friends. That was followed by a whopper of a migraine that pretty much debilitated me for the rest of the weekend. And on that note!
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