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Fabric Stash

As many of you know, I used to do a lot of sewing.  It is an inherited talent.  My grandmother was a beautiful seamstress — my mother was a talented seamstress, using her talents to make a living until the day she died.  SO it was natural that I wanted to sew, too.  When I was a small child, my mother would give me a straight pin and a handkerchief in church to keep me quiet, and I would pretend I was sewing.  This led to a love of pretty fabric (some call it an addiction!)  When I moved 8 years ago, there were some fabrics that I couldn’t part with, so they came along with me, and live in plastic containers in my basement.  Every so often, I go downstairs to look at them.  Several weeks ago, one of my friends was making quilts, and I told her she could go through my stash of fabric and pick out what she wanted.  As she searched, I began to look through some of the boxes.  I found several baby quilts that had been pieced or appliqued, but not put together and quilted.


This is a picture of one I had appliqued on yellow gingham, along with enough of the gingham for a backing and binding.   I had been invited to a baby shower for Lindsay Hickling (the manager of the Senior Center where I go for painting) and this looked like the ideal gift.  I brought it upstairs and started working on it.  This is the finished product which was delivered to her on Monday of this week.  I was a little late — the baby Katherine Ruth (Kate) was born on Saturday!   Hope she enjoys it.

NOW the sewing/quilting “bug” has bit me, and I plan to finish the others, as well as some other larger quilt tops that are ready for quilting.  Looks like my painting, doodling, knitting and card making will be on hold for a while.  I have so many projects that I had saved to do “when I retired.”  I’ll bet you have some, too.  Maybe that is why I have lived to such a ripe old age, I need time to finish all of them!

Thanks for looking in today.  See you soon.