projects for the new yearJanuary 15, 2019
cleaning upFebruary 2, 2019
Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
I hope you’re still making progress on your quilting bucket list. (see post of December 29,2018) . If you give us a status report in the comment section or comment on anything related to our postings, your name will be entered in a drawing for prizes paid for by our guild.
We had our first prize drawing at our guild meeting last week. Sylvia Siegel won 2 spools of Aurifil thread. You can read her comment at the end of the post on Dec. 29, 2018. If you’re going to play along with us, working on your bucket list, you do not need to go back to the original post to add your comment(s). And I’ll say again you don’t have to restrict your comments to the bucket list topic. Just comment on the most recent blog post. I’ll find you when I read through all the comments.
I’m making progress on my bucket list too. Just a while ago I finished the binding on a quilt for a class I will be teaching, and added just a few handwritten notes on the back of the quilt as a label. Do you label all of your quilt projects? Labels don’t need to be elaborate; your name and date written on the quilt backing or binding will be enough to make some appreciator of your quilt very happy in the future. And if you are a watcher of Antiques Roadshow you know that knowing the “provenance” of the object makes it more valuable.
I came upon an interesting idea for a “serial” quilt while looking for something else. (Do you too find that when you go searching on the computer it’s like opening Pandora’s box? I often will end up a half hour later waaaaaay past what I was originally looking for.) Generally this serial quilt has been called a weather quilt. The idea is to choose fabrics that correspond to the day’s temperatures and add one block or strip to your quilt each day. By the end of the year you will obviously have 365 blocks or strips and a “graph” of the weather of the year depicted in fabric. Kind of a fun, but nerdy, idea for a quilt. Here are some links for you to visit to get a better idea. Click here. Or here. Or here.