Tuesday, 6 September 2011
I had a pretty busy weekend, prison on Saturday where the class went well and we have lots of quilts and tops to take to Wellington Guild meeting this week for Show & Tell. We get so much support from quilters it is a buzz for me to take work along so people can see what happens to their donations of fabric.
Earlier I mentioned that I have been doing string or strip piecing for a long time, here is proof positive - my office in the family business, several years ago.........
At least the typewriter was electric.........
Now in the eighties, no self respecting quilter was without string pieced, quilted garments - I had this jacket, and I remember feeling conspicuous wearing it until I got to Cuba Street in town, when I was overshadowed by some of the regulars........
You can see that Quilt As You Go is no novelty for me! Though I did make one recently and learned a valuable lesson - do not use compressed batting!!
One of the things I did early on was cut out the shape of an apron - yes, this was in the days when it was ok to wear an apron to protect your clothes, use as a basket, wipe noses or mop up blood etc. etc. - I then covered the base with strips; first in the traditional vee, my Christmas apron - a big lop sided and that's before having a tipple!
Then with the strings fanning out from one position -
After teaching on Saturday, a friend and I went to Pataka, had lunch at Kaizen - and they were having a day celebrating all things from Wales. They had a display of handcrafts -
My thought for today comes from Ralph Waldo Emerson, "There are not days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination."
We will talk again soon, thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comments.