I’ve been working on organizing my craft/woman cave. I have put together three shelves and a new craft table and organizing all of the crafts into bins and storage boxes. I’m almost done! Yeah!
The other day I brought up from the basement all of my sewing stuff. I know I’ll never sew down there again and with this area cleaned up, I can have everything up here. Anyway, while I was going through boxes, I came across some stuff I’ve not seen in years.
This was made for me years ago by my friend Pat DaRif. Pat was my boss years ago in another life and we later became quilting friends. Well, years have gone by, interests change and we’ve lost contact although I know she’s still quilting in Louisville.
She made this for me to take my quilting stuff to classes. Here is a look on the inside.
The pictures do not do this piece justice. Absolutely beautiful. I won’t be going to any quilt classes, but I’ll hang it in this area to remind me of those days.
Then looking deeper in the box I found several works in progress.
The top was finished. I don’t remember this piece being done except for the backing. Here is a close up.
Seams don’t match perfectly. That’s one of the reasons I quit quilting. I just couldn’t get perfect!
Mostly ugly blocks to me now! My tastes have changed so much!
Here is my woman I never finished. This was made in a class.
Not sure how I feel about her now. I’d probably change her hair to something more funky. I’d make her happy. She seems kinda sad.
This will really date me! This round robin quilt top was through a Prodigy quilt group. For those who don’t know what Prodigy is, this was the Internet before real time. It was one big bulletin board and on that board I joined the Prodigy Quilters. We also traded blocks and even 5-inch squares. Anyone else remember the Prodigy Quilters or Prodigy?
For this robin, every week each of us would add a specific technique to the top we had received in the mail. It might be another block, applique, borders, etc. After completing we’d mail it onto the next person. When it was finished, the owner of the piece (the center block) would get it back. Here is mine. My square is the roses, salmon and black center block. The problem with doing something like this is that everyone has different tastes. I did not like the block on the left of mine. Her pink, I felt, clashed with the salmon. But I really loved the rest of the top, but not enough to finish it.
I found a lot of other neat stuff I have saved to incorporate into projects. Now that they are all here together, hopefully I will do that.
I’ll share with you in the next couple of days what I’ve been working on. Fun!