Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Tea Party Quilt, Revisited
Today I thought I should talk about a quilt. It's been a while since I've done that. Of course, you know that I haven't finished a quilt since early last year. Haven't even worked on one to tell the truth. The other day I told someone that if I didn't do some quilting soon, "they" would come and take away my quilting "license." Whoever they are. Whatever the license is.
I have asked myself recently whether I would ever make a quilt again. There are several in the UFO drawer, just sitting there waiting on me to decide to do something. Will those get finished? I don't know. Lately I've been so involved with embroidery and crochet, finishing a quilt has gone on the back burner. Having FUN with what I am doing seems pretty important these days, however, having quilts in that drawer is making me feel kind of guilty....so what do I do? I'm torn.
I sometimes tend to work on things revolving around some "event" that is coming up. For me, this year, it is our guild retreat in September at which I will be teaching that pincushion class you've heard me talk about. So, all year I have become completely obsessed with pincushions. You know that. And, there is no sign of letting up. But, I do think that when I'm through this "phase" I will probably work on a quilt. Of course, it will probably have to have some embroidery on it!!!!
I think I posted photographs of this quilt last year, but today I was too lazy to look it up....and, maybe you are new to this blog and didn't see it anyway. This is one of my favorite quilts I have ever made. It was easy, I liked the way it looked, loved the fabric, and as you can see....it has embroidery!!! And, a basket....another of my favorite things.
All my applique is done by hand....some of this is done in reverse applique. And, all of my quilting is done by hand too. I'm just a pushover for handwork. Let's face it....everything I do is by hand....no apologies. The hand appliqued on this quilt just so happens to be mine. It was reduced to two-thirds real size.....to fit on the block. Get it? My hand, appliqued by my hand!
Well, ok, so it's not that funny......
I don't believe I ever have shown the back of this quilt....loved that fabric (shall I say I'm also a pushover for floral fabric!), and also love writing on fabric...hence the label.
So, there you have it for today....a reminder that I really can quilt....I just take a detour every now and again!!! What about you? Take care, pat