A whole week of cutting scraps into squares and strips and now a
whole week of sewing 6" strip squares into 12" squares and setting them
together with the blue stripping. And it's not big enough. So I will
start making more six inch squares, 40 of them. And then see what I
think. It will then be wide enough, but will it be long enough? Maybe
One sure lesson about quilting, everything takes
longer than you think it will. This is purely a utility quilt and an
opportunity to use up many of my strips. The quilt is as scrappy as
they come. And I've still got plenty of scraps to make it bigger; so
bigger it will be. No complaints except I have several other quilts I'd
like to get started on but if I start them and let this lapse, who knows
when it will get done? Better do one thing at a time. (I'll have to
remind myself of that somewhere down the line, I suppose when I stop
taking my own good advice.)
Yes, this is a quilt. I didn't make a note, but I believe it is by the well-known art quilter Barbara McKie and that the bears are thread painted. It seems very appropriate as winter set in around the county.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!