Tuesday, February 3, 2009
We want to read something pleasant
I have to apologize for yesterday's posting. We visit each other's blogs in order to find something nice, something beautiful that enhances our everyday life. After this dark and bloody chapter, I will go back to the pleasant side of life. I want to create something beautiful.
I'm working on my first hand-pieced quilt. And I intend to hand-quilt it, too. It will be a slow-cloth piece. I did the 2 blocks late at night. It is nice to be piecing by hand, no rattling of the sewing machine, but a quiet lap thing. A 45° angle nine-patch. Down-to-earth. In America, 8 years old kids can do it. I try. --
These tiles look kind of awful, although I like the combination. What if I don't make a huge top and put it on a huge batting and try to rule the sandwich with no experience, but try some new skills on a part of it, before it is finished?
I'll try something else. I quilt the tiles as single mini quilts and combine them afterwards. Mercy! It is my first quilt (if we forget about the dilettantic attempts I made 25 years ago). I hope this one will move you to tears.