Hi all: I finally had enough of skipping project to project...and buckled down, FOCUSED!, and finished the spool (klosjes) top. I loved all the variety of fabrics, and as I have said, this is a complete catalog of each reproduction fabric I have! Some of them used up all the fabric I had...and that is just fine! Joan, my blog friend, exchanged blocks with me...and I set the quilt like hers. Those blocks are precious to me. Each block is 3 inches. I counted them, then promptly forgot how many I counted...I think around 250 or so. I think I am my own worst enemy sometimes...I thought really long and hard about why I am a quilter and what I really love...and it is the hand quilting and hand work that I just really love, so this is basted now and ready to hand quilt! Yippee! Sometimes I get ahead of myself and want to have lots of production...but is that really what I want? Or is the process more important than a pile of hurriedly made quilts that may or may not be kept or appreciated? I think it is for me!!
Dear Jane: I made two blocks for your quilt today...that was quite fun, and I am almost done with row 5! There are only 13 rows, so I am making progress. How did you feel about taking all that time to hand sew all those baby blocks? Or was it a wonderful passtime in the Civil War times? I used the fabric that Lori (Humble quilts) gave me last week for one of the blocks...I love it! Jane, did you use some of your friends fabrics too?
Nine Patch Celebration!!!
Darlene, I received your blocks today...with such great joy! Each one of prettier than the next...and such a lovely variety! I love each one! Thank you for the fabric too!!
And Julie from California...Just look at what she sent too! Gorgeous!! Very pretty variety here too...in fact, each package is tremendously wonderful to open!
Back to work for me...the fun is over...for now!! I for some reason am really dreading tomorrow....sigh...