X marks the spotMarch 14, 2016
Use It or Lose It by Mary EllenMarch 31, 2016
Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
I’m just back from an almost annual trek to the Easter time Broadway Market. The place was abuzz. I have a Polish brother-in-law who has taught me which stands to frequent and which baked goods one must have at this time of year.
But what does the quilter in me gravitate to? The decorated eggs. There were many more stands selling the traditional pysanki than I’ve seen in other years. Must be more folks collecting them, or fewer folks making them at home.
I have quite a collection that I’ve accumulated slowly over the years. Nearly all of them are traditional geometric designs, with a bit of symbolism of wheat etc thrown in here and there. Most of those designs are very quilt-like with “piecing” in the geometry, and “applique” in the symbols included. The colors choices are broadening somewhat from those I recall back at the start of my collecting. Seldom would see an egg in shades of blue in my early days of collecting the eggs. Here are some photos of this year’s additions–my two “polish quilts”. Do you find that your love of quilts and quilting crosses over into other things you enjoy? Please share.