Cherry Saturday 3-19-2016

Today is National Quilting Day.

quilt-block-mosaic

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about patterned structure and found a great quilt to use as an example by googling. This week, I needed another picture for this post and found a great example of quilt squares by googling, and then realized both examples were by the same woman. I think I’m a fan. It’s Cath Hall of Wombat Quilts, so thank you very much, Cath!

24 thoughts on “Cherry Saturday 3-19-2016

  1. I’m actually up incredibly, stupid early so that I can go to quilting class today. If you’re interested, the Quilt Show is free this weekend https://thequiltshow.com/ and is having a huge giveaway contest if you’re willing to give up your email address.

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    1. I cannot bring one more thing into this house.
      Except for the Wolle’s yarn that came in the mail today. Gorgeous stuff and cotton for summer, too.

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  2. I spent yesterday sorting out and amalgamating Mum’s and my knitting and sewing supplies. Even going though her tin of buttons and choosing my favourites to keep. It only occurred to me once I’d finished that I probably won’t do any knitting in the future due to my problem wrists; although I’ve still got a couple of hanks of rainbow wool that I might make a scarf out of. I don’t do any dressmaking nowadays, either. But I guess if I change my mind, at least I’ve got all the kit. And it’s handy for mending. (My adult niece asked me recently what ‘darning’ meant!)

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    1. I, on the other hand, am such a horribly impatient seamstress that I’d kill people if I had to quilt.

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  3. Lovely blocks!

    I haven’t been quilting much since taking on the role of social media coordinator for a nonprofit. And today I need to finish up a manuscript to submit on Monday. It sort of seems appropriate for the day, though, since it’s about a quilt appraiser who’s solving the murder of a quiltmaker.

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      1. Ooh, I believe I want to read this series! Adorable cover and I too appreciate that the quilt uses the title block!

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  4. So beautiful. I understand the calm feeling one gets from sewing because it happens to me. However, interestingly enough, the idea of quilting never appealed to me.

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    1. Actual quilting, moving the needle in and out of the fabrics in patterns, is very soothing. I love it and haven’t done it in ages.

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  5. I love quilting. It is my happy place. I love putting all the different colors together to create something new.

    At my wedding all the guests signed a fabric square, so I could make a quilt from those ,some scraps from my wedding ress, some blocks a few quilting friends made and fabric from the dress my mother wore at her engagement party.

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    1. That sounds so cool! When we were cleaning out my parents’ house, we found a tablecloth from a bridal shower for my mom. Everyone there had embroidered her name. “Too bad there’s a spot on it,” my sister said. I looked closer and said, “That’s not a spot. That’s a lip print, where Mom kissed it.”

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  6. I’ve always meant to take up quilting. It just is at the end of a very long list

    I do have a woman who does nice quilting and other fabric arts at The Artisans’ Guild, so I content myself with looking at her work. She once did a special huge wall hanging for me to hang over my bed (it was my reward to myself for publishing my first book with Llewellyn, way back when) with a goddess and a cat, and the four elements. Very gorgeous.

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  7. I envy people with an eye for pattern like that. Totally works.

    I had a brief flirtation with crazy-quilting. I just loved it. Never knew what I was going to come up with in the end, but it was so fun mixing and matching the colors and textures (I didn’t really do patterns; my favorite piece was from various bits of old denim, so I wasn’t even working with colors at that point, just shades of indigo).

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