We had a spectacular Christmas. I was so busy cooking leading up to the big day that I haven't done any sewing in a couple of weeks. Time to remedy this issue!
I went in my sewing room and was totally stuck. What should I sew? I remember how much I enjoyed hand quilting my Marshal quilt. Maybe I'd pin baste a quilt top? I have quite a few at the ready. I went through them and found this,
I'm guessing I made this at least 15 years ago, at a Birmingham quilt retreat. I had seen this in a kids' puzzle book and I thought it was cool. Nine squares, all of different sizes. So I drew it out and made a quilt top. It was already thread basted and ready to stitch. Why did I leave it like this????
Then I noticed that I had already started hand quilting it. But what in the world is the pattern I was stitching???
Ahhh! I had put a funky backing on it and was quilting from the backside, using the backing fabric pattern as a guide. Hmmm...why did I stop?
I figured it out...it was puckering on the front side. So I must have put it aside and stuck it in a closet for more that 15 years. Sounds just like me!
I got out Mr. Ripper and removed all those quilting stitches. They were tiny! I didn't know I could make such tiny stitches! So I pressed it and pulled some thread choices for big stitch quilting.
Then it was time for marking. I'll just mark a section at a time.
And here's where I got to last night. I like the way it looks. The quilt will only be 33" square, a nice wall hanging. I'm glad I'm finally working on it again.
I'd like to finish more UFO's in 2023, and make some scrappy quilts, too. I have SO MUCH FABRIC!
Ready, set, GO! Make quilts!