Thursday, October 19, 2017
Pretty in Pink
My friend, Melinda, finished her pink baby quilt and sent me a photo of it quilted and the edges done. She tried using a sheet for the batting in this one as she had always wanted to try that method. Melinda reported that it was harder to quilt and she felt the quilting did not show up as well as on regular batting. Live and Learn. I think it is just beautiful.
I come from a line of quilters. My grandmother and her sister, Nannie, were quilters. I had several of Aunt Nannie's quilts that my children used until they were loved to death. I tried quilting back when my kids were little. It was in the day that Georgia Bonesteel reigned on tv with her lap quilting. I did make a sofa cushion using the Bow Tie Pattern. I hand pieced it and quilted it. It looked great but I was so OCD about everything lining up perfectly that I just did not enjoy the handwork. I know that Counted Cross Stitch is my medium for relaxation and enjoyment.
My grandmother, Lena, was very good at all handwork. My mother was just remarking the other day that Grandmother could do just about anything she set her mind to do! She tatted beautiful edging for pillowcases and dresses. I tried Needle tatting and I could do it but it is not as pretty as shuttle tatting. So many of these types of handworks are becoming a lost art. My old friend, Euny, lives in the Dublin Ohio area and each year she teaches tatting at the Irish Festival there. I hope she is passing on the art!
We are off to Georgia...looking forward to some porch sitting in this pretty weather.