...a journey into making quilts from the leftover, unwanted and without a home pieces and quilt blocks...
The 4:25 p.m. Pacific Northwest....
departing Chicago....heading west..come ride with us
Monday, November 17, 2014
Unused train tracks...
Those old iron tracks that rumbled and rattled with the weight of passing iron horses are silent in many areas across America. Perhaps in Europe too, I don't know.
The tracks I have made across Blogland have also been silent for awhile. But I'm back and ready to dive into some orphan blog re-construction! I have LOTS of candidates to work with. And you know what, I'm going to shrug off the doubts I have about what I do with them, ignore the idea that it might be time better spent creating from stash, and rise to the challenge that working with mis-matched parts creates.
I've only recently mastered this new computer enough to upload new pictures, but for todays post, I'm showing some oldies.
The first one...scraps! I have lots of raw material to work with. This is a small sample. And in the second picture, a "begun" quilt that I saw for the first time at a guild meeting. It's a 4 patch variation block, being made from someone's Dads work shirts. I've loved this quilt for years and years, and want to re-create it from my recycled plaids. I'll be cutting for that one soon!
The third picture has a special personal meaning *VBS*. I'm going to be a great-grandma in January, Lord willing! How could I not be excited about making burp cloths, and flannel blankets, and a special quilt or two?? That picture is of some of my extensive baby flannel stash! So, if you've got time, hop on board and see the USA with me!