Saturday, July 24, 2010

What's in the Box?

Photos (non-digital) of Quilts Past...

I've scanned them in but the quality is shocking. I will show you 3 today.
This first one I made for my sister-in-law Sandy (she of the amazing bead prowess - on my blog search 'pretty bauble') in 2005. It's meant to be a kitchen quilt and used as a hot pad. At a recent family dinner she was deficient in hot pads (some didn't make the move) and I asked her about it and she said it was too good to use. I explained that she should use it, and if it got wrecked I would make her another. Some of the scrap sewing I'm working on will be used to make her another - one that doesn't look so precious so she will indeed use it! And you may be interested in knowing that the potholders I made my mother-in law (here) are being used and one even has a scorch mark! I gave her a big hug and thanked her so much for using them!

This one was made for my sister-in-law Wendy. I don't know if she uses it.

And this one was made for my dear mother-in-law.
She does use it everyday on her kitchen bench under her fruit bowl.
I did warn you the photos were shocking!
I built these up from the centre out using a stitch-n-flip, quilt-as-you-go technique. I gently pressed every seam and squared it up at the end. Finished is around 12 inches as I recall. They were so much fun and quick... I feel a couple of more coming on... but my sewing table is filled with little sets of scraps at the moment so maybe next week...

10 comments:

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Helen said...

Non digital photos! Those where the days! I like the hot pink and yellow one best. :)

Rumi said...

My mother never used anything I made her. She carefully stored them away--too good to use, she'd say. Quite a shame really; once I gave her something, I never saw it again.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

So glad they are being used, they are wonderful!!!

nima said...

so nice to see our old works...yeah...my mom also don't use it ....she is scared that she might spoil it...

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I sure wish I had any kind of photos for quilts I had made years ago. Nice.

Allie said...

LOL, don't you hate looking through old photos now? Pre-digital really are shocking. I love these potholders, even though the quality of the pic isn't great they're really gorgeous!!!!

julieQ said...

Those are so much fun!!

em's scrapbag said...

Love your inprovisational kitchen quilts. Great use of scraps.

Simone de Klerk said...

I love the scrappy look of your pot holders. And yes, I can imagine that people don't want to use it, since they find it too pretty and special.

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