Way back in 1992 I took a quilting class for beginners along with two of my friends. This is the wall hanging I made. We learned how to use a quilters ruler and rotary cutter, all about perfect points, batting, binding, and hand quilting among many other things.
My stitches were too long and too far apart, but not bad considering it was my first attempt at hand quilting.
This is another small wall hanging I made when I wanted to learn machine quilting. It was quick and easy to make, but I felt like I was cheating by using the sewing machine for the quilting!
While going through my bags, bins and boxes of fabric and projects, I found the following quilt tops that I started and never finished.
This one makes me a little sad. My Grandma was in a nursing home and my Mom asked me to make her a lap quilt she could use when she was out of bed and in her wheel chair. Sadly, Grandma died before I finished it.
I don't even remember this one! I don't remember when I started it, who it was for or anything else about it. Well, I do remember buying the fabric at an Amish quilt shop in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The border for it is a beautiful yellow with purple pansies. It will be pretty if I ever finish it!
I LOVE this pattern. I think it's called Tumbling Blocks. Erin picked out the pattern and the fabrics and I set out to make her a quilt for her twin bed. Oh my goodness, I had no idea it would be so complicated and difficult. By the time I got this far, I found out it was rated for advanced quilters. I have hundreds of squares and diamonds cut out and don't know if I will ever finish it. I remember thinking at the time that it would probably be easier if I hand pieced it. Maybe it would be something to work on when taking a break from something else. Erin would be happy!
My fabric cabinet is filling up. I'm close to finishing the organizing of the sewing room and then the decorating begins. I need to shop for a comfortable chair to sit in while I do handwork or read or nap! I can see light at the end of the tunnel of this redo and I'm so excited.
Have you ever put a project away and then forgot about it?