I spent two days last week cleaning and reorganizing my sewing room. I didn't have time for a full gut job of getting rid of stuff, although I did get rid of a few things and some "yucky" feeling fabric. I need to sort through my vast collection of books as I know there are some I will never ever use. I am working on the tree skirt I need to get done, overwhelmed by it's sheer size, but I am doing it in panels. Hopefully I will have some of it to show by next week.
One project I found was in a pizza box and had belonged to one of my best friends who passed away in 2010. I acquired a lot of her stuff including a sewing machine, quilts and fabric. She had shown me this project on a visit and I knew her intention. The blue and white print in the cornerstones belonged to her grandmother. There was a chunk in the box for backing and it said General Fabrics. The weave is nice but the feel of the fabric is coarse. I looked at it during my clean out and thought wow, only three dimensional flowers need appliqued down and the strips were all cut for a piano key border. So I did that. There wasn't anything for flower centers, so I added some buttons I had on hand. Now it's a 22" wallhanging ready for quilting!
|Deb's Flower Basket with Memories of Grandma|
|First Six blocks from Modern City Sampler 100 blocks in 100 days SAL|
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