Yesterday I completed my winter project. I covered all of my potholders with new material. I learned some quilting techniques over the fall and applied them to my potholders. I would dearly love to make a beautiful quilt but I’m afraid I don’t have the patience to do so.
I have sewn together two quilts for each of my daughters. The first one was a memory quilt from scraps I gathered during the years from their pjs, favorite old shirts, grandma and grandpa discarded shirts and other materials. I really enjoyed making them and when I finished them I wrote the girls a story about the pieces in the quilt, where they came from and what it meant. I gave them to the girls when they graduated college.
Then I made them each a pretty quilt just because I wanted to make my daughters a quilt. My mom gave me a quilt and I cherish it to this day. Two of my favorite aunts have also given me quilts over the years and they are very special to me.
I had been working on this project for several months. I kept putting it off. First the sewing machine was acting up and I took it to the repair and it was there for a week. I then caught some kind of mucus death thing and am still coughing up phlegm. Next Jessie dog was sick and I didn’t do much of anything but hold her, feed her, take her outside and worry about her.
Last week I decided it was time to get my act together and straighten up. I began exercising again. I even took a couple of long walks outside. Then I came across the sewing pile and realized that what I really needed was a sense of accomplishment.
I wanted to try a log cabin pattern that I had on one of my potholders that I had purchased at a craft show many years ago. Talk about lessons learned. I had to take the darn thing apart several times before I got the hang of what I was doing.
I think they came out pretty nice. I wish I had more of that deep maroon material but I only bought a swatch and when I went back they had sold out of it. Another lesson learned. If you like it, get some!
Now that I look at them, they kind of look like Christmas packages. Oh well at least they are clean. Wanna take bets as to who burns the first one?