Tuesday, August 12, 2008

80's and some Jo!

Well, I figure these fabrics have gone through many moves since the 80's. I was just sitting here trying to think of just how many times but it gets confusing. I've been overseas three different times and moved to different houses during those times and then three or four different states and more houses too. I could never just bring myself to give the old stash away even though the colors are seriously dated and not at all me anymore. I cut my strips and set out to make some baby scrappy bargello quilts. Bonnie is kind enough to have shared this pattern many others here: http://quiltville.com/
These work up quickly! The 80's fabrics stash doesn' appear to have any missing! I used up fabric....it just keeps on giving! In fact, I was having so much fun with the June Tailor Quarter Cut ruler that I just kept cutting and well...think I've cut enough to make at least two more! These are perfect to practice quilting on and then I plan to use for charity quilts in our local guild.
Today was a sewing day with my girlfriend Shirley (the one I've known since.....forever!). Can we just call her an over achiever?! She shows up to my place today with all of her wool applique stitched; the quilt quilted and binding on!! It was just this past Tuesday we had Jo Morton club. I haven't even selected my wool yet. Her quilt is gorgeous and looks absolutely perfect in my home. Apparently it looks good in hers too...she took it with her when she left for home.
Thought it would be fun to share this Heart to Heart quilt that I made a few years back. I no longer own this quilt. My MIL had come for a visit a few weeks back and really liked this quilt but wouldn't take it. I'm surprising her this week. I've mailed it to her.....only because I know it is going to a loving home. The color combination isn't in the main living area of my home but looked great on a now empty wall in my quilt studio. LOL

5 comments:

sewprimitive karen said...

Good grief, that Baby Whig Rose is incredibly pretty. We were talking about that ruler, too, for the same quilt.

Marcie said...

I love Shirleys quilt and it looks great in wool. I could handle that! Your bargellos are great! I know those fabrics so well! I should do the same with mine!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Your scrappy bargello quilt is going to be so pretty! You have inspired me to dig into my stash and cut up squares!

I love all of your posts about your decorating! Your home seems so inviting! Thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

What beautiful quilts. I remember the Heart to Heart quilt. Remember teaching the class in your DH's office? Somewhere in my mess - aka: sewing room - is my quilt top waiting to be quilted. I really should search it out and finish it for our quilt show in October.

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