In the last two photos of my last post, I showed you two very different "Tile" quilts.
Below is a close-up of one of the blocks in one of those quilts so that you can see the tiny bits of fabric the quilt maker used. Amazing, isn't it! She laid them out in a design and then button-hole stitched them down to the background, if I rememebr correctly. Tiny, tiny pieces in some cases!
|(Click on the photo to enlarge.)|
Quite frankly, I am not sure if these are remnants from one of my MIL's projects or of someone else's projects that I was given since moving to Lopez. The handwriting on the papers in the box does not look like my MIL's.
|I plan to have the finished size be about 17x15.|
My AQSG quilt restoration friend Anne Dawson, who also lives here on Lopez, showed me how to adhere the tiny scraps to the background fabric using a tacky material that you press on. Now I am ready to hand embroider around all the edges.
The two 20-patch squares are about 2 1/4 inches square! This is my "keep my hands busy" project when I am away from my computer or don't have a book in my hands.
|Each 4-Patch is about an inch square.|
I am also taking along another doll quilt that I won at a fund raising auction in 2005. It needs quilting and a binding. It will be interesting to see how much I actually get done on the cruise! But I know I will need something to keep my hands busy while listening to the music.
Ah, the search is such fun!
Keep those needles flying!