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I've been practicing my ladder stitch. It's a sewing method used to repair seams invisibly. I have used this stitch many times on qu...

Monday, March 6, 2017

Another set of orphan blocks that I have are 36 patch constructions. Some have pink plaid fabric alternated with navy/white prints or solid navy. I chose four of the blocks to make a doll quilt that I backed in pink. I made the binding in white. Now that I have twin granddaughters I need to make another one!





Sunday, March 5, 2017

Well, it has been awhile since I have been able to post, three and a half months actually. Life has been speeding along, full and wonderful.
I have been quilting. Right now I'm finishing a quilt for a raffle at a charity event my friends hold every year in memory of their son. I'm happy to lend a hand for this worthy cause.
I've also been volunteering at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. I've worked in the gift shop, participated in two documentation days. I hope I'll be able to be involved with collections also.
I've posted about documentation day previously, right after the event in November. The spring documentation day was held last Saturday. 20 quits were documented which included recording detailed descriptions of color, pattern, measurements, materials, batting and binding. Data about each quilt is entered into the national quilt data base.
The most interesting quilt to me of the day was a hexagon quilt made entirely of dress silk fabric scraps. Between the rows of hexagons were rows of diamonds made of black silk. The quilt was pretty old and some of the hexagon fabrics had shattered. But the owner loved it and had it hanging in her house. it was handed down in her family so held lots of sentimental value to her.
I love stories like that.