Thursday, February 7, 2019
Some progress...Ode to the 1930's!
1930's fabrics are special, aren't they? I have a very few feed sacks from that era and will use a few precious pieces in this quilt. My mom was a teenager in the 1930's and grew up with all the deprivation and strife that was in that era. Frugal...yes! and that is passed on through generations.
Speaking of that, Liz D of Gone to the Beach blog, had a very thoughtful comment, that got me to thinking. She said there is such an emphasis on using scraps, that lovely new yardage does not get used. I pondered that, because as you know, I love scraps!! Love them...
But I think there is a balance to be found, with using our new pretty fabrics too. Thus, the above blocks are not made from scraps!! Real 1930's fabrics (reproductions)...and a few real ones.
Do you have any thoughts about this? I just thought it was fun to think hard about this comment, and evaluate my practice!
and it is freezing tonight, about 24 degrees, according to the weather lady.
Hugs to all from Julie