Monday, September 17, 2012

Patchwork from Central America


One of the fascinating things about fabrics is discovering that we use textiles in our daily lives in the same ways as do women (and men) from other parts of the world.

My friend Megan found this pieced blanket when she was in Guatemala this summer.  She tells me the fabrics in it are the same as the ones used in that area of the country for making garments – so this is a genuine scrap project.  This blanket is pieced of squares and rectangles and it is backed with a piece of solid black fabric.  There is no batting and no quilting.  She has decided to add some ties to hold the layers together so that it won’t lose its shape completely as it is used and washed. 















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Monday, September 3, 2012

August 2012 UFO

The UFO for August was my Log Cabin and Stars top.  No progress – not a stitch – was made on this. 


August was a very busy month. I was invited back to Along Came Quilting in Calgary where I met a group of ladies eager to learn how to use Electric Quilt software and we spent a busy three days exploring the program. (And I did manage a bit of shopping time in the store as well – so many beautiful fabrics to dream over!}

August was also full with extra days at work and time spent outside doing yard chores.



But some sewing did happen.  My Orca Bay top is close to completion. It will get simple borders – I just don’t have the heart to make more black and white units as called for in the original.  My sister says this reminds her of watermelons, so I think its name will be “Down by the Bay”.

Down by the Bay