Big and Bright Stitches
I’m still stitching along on the vintage quilt top. My aim is to do each block a little differently than the others. I just marvel at the way this quilter put dots, florals, and plaids together – I’m sure she used whatever fabrics were at hand, but I just love the variety and confidence of her combinations.
I haven’t been able to find the name of this pattern, or a source, but I love how different each block can look. I’ve been working on it about an hour or two each night – football preseason starts tonight, so I should be able to use game-watching to work in a few more hours of stitching each week.
I love love love your patterns! Especially how you’re also playing with color. What a perfect impulse for a string quilt. And I am envious of your extremely even stitches 😉
Yeah, you wouldn’t say that if you saw them in real life. I have completed 8 blocks but I have only shown some of them, if you get my drift.
Actually, I had to use a longer needle for this big thread, and it has helped – I think my hands are too big for those little quilting betweens!
My mom was an avid quilter and my grandma too. So happy to know its not a lost art. These blocks are beautiful.
Thank you, I am finding it rewarding to bring another quilter’s work to completion!
Its so fun to watch your projects progress! (Inspired by some of your previous posts I took a picture of a spider this morning. It didn’t work out, but I tried anyhow!)
Those spiders! You think you have everything focused properly but then the camera focuses on a stick 3 feet away or something. I was at a photography talk this week, and while I was not that impressed with the speaker’s work, I was so glad I went, because she said her camera just doesn’t work that well on close-ups, and I have the same camera. So now I can blame it on the camera instead of my skill level. 🙂
Aha, that must be it. (I am going to stick to that reason, and extend it to my bird photos too…lol.)