When I was growing up I didn't know about quilting but my maternal grandmother always did patchwork- hand sewed hexagons with paper piecing from scraps of material - it was all she ever used - I learnt how to hand stitch this way and still have the pin cushion I made in 1969. Granny once made a double bed quilt and the other day I got my mum to bring it out of storage for me to show the girls at the Sew and Sews. It was like a journey through all my primary school dresses - all hand stitched and each piece a memory. Somehow buying new material to quilt is not the same as this lovely piece made with remnants.
Last night another good long go at my nine patch made out of scraps - it is extraordinary to me that I have manged to accumulatequite so much fabric in only one year of sewing (and from reading other quilt blogs my stash is VERY small in comparison) - prior to June 2008 I don't think I had everbought fabric - let alone trawl websites to buy fabric gems from around the world!! So my nine patch is a wonderful record of my early buyingwith a journey from the Spotlight spots to the Fasset flowers with some Amy and Denise in between. And lots of fun along the way.
The one a day nine patch at Crazy Mom Quilts is 43 days old so I really am a bit late - but I wanted to give it a go - after one night I have to saythatit may be a bit small for me to manage as I have the patience of a gnat- but I am going to give it a littlebit of a go - maybe a small lap rug or cot quilt - does anyone have a baby that need a rug???