Thursday, September 3, 2009

Getting back in the groove...

Affectionately known as my 100-year project, the applique in this quilt top was finished at small group (Spoolgirls) on Tuesday evening. It actually only took about 9 months to do the hand applique (only at our every-other-week meetings). Even though my stitches are too big, I'm pleased with the results. This pattern is from from Pacific Rim Now, all I have to do is sandwich, quilt, and bind. Let's hope it doesn't get waylayed in my quilt cave and really become a 100-year project :-). So, it's time for am I going to quilt this one?....what's my next applique project to do at the meetings?...and, what's the meaning of life anyway?

I'm reading a new book: "A Lion Among Men" by Gregory Maguire. This is Volume 3....volume 1 was an allegory on the life of the Wicked Witch of the West (yes, from Oz)...volume 2 was aptly named "Son of a Witch." This one is examining the life of the Cowardly Lion in Oz before Dorothy happened on the scene. I just thought I'd share a question from this new book that sort of describes how my mind seems to be working now that I'm experiencing the later part of my fifties: "Who knows when memory, unbidden, will burst out and take hostages?" I suspect all the chatter in my guild about losing memory as we grow older is really just selective memory that hides when we need it, but allows us to remember things we haven't thought of in years. Woah, that was deep....maybe too deep for this quilting blog?

Here's my contribution to this week's Service Projects Workshop....a bunch of preemies, one quilt top with donated fabric from Liz, one cheater panel from Ellen (the snoopy dogs on the panel feel like real fur), and a Linus quilt (made with UFOs donated to our guild.)


  1. Absolutely beautiful quilt. Great design, great colors, great fabrics. I love, love, love it. You have done an excellent job.

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. Wow, Linda, that was deep! I'm 61 and my memory (or loss of it) drives me nuts and makes me worry about how bad it will get....But in the meantime, I am having fun sewing and embroidering so who cares!! Your 'service quilts' are adorable! What a good person you are! And I love the '100-year-old' quilt too! I bet it'll be astounding when it is quilted!! Great job!