Remember the 2 books I got for Christmas?For the last couple of days I have been working on a doll quilt challenge for the smallquilttalk yahoo group.The first picture is of the stack of fabrics.The 2nd picture is of the 2 blocks I like the best.
This is the first quilt in the Prairie Children and their quilts book.The friendship star quilt.
It is a scrap quilt but I gave away all my scraps to quilters.So i picked from my stash.Now I have some scraps!
When the tips of the points are not just right or a seam is not just so it tends to bother me. Many have told me it does not have to be exact, but I want it to be.
I will finish the binding tonight.I do enjoy the hand work.
I will keep making the quilts(because I love these little quilts), until I get one that is as good as I can do. I will share this one and hope the next is better. I have tons of fabric to use up.I like the game board quilt and the schoolgirl sampler patterns in this book.It will be hard to choose which on is next.
As I worked on this project today I thought about the pioneers that came to Iowa.How could they have survived this weather we are having. Tonight's forecast is for 30 degrees below wind chill.
I am sitting in a very nice *warm*house.The lighting is good and the materials I have are good.
The pioneers were cold,they had to be.The fabrics were re purposed and the lighting had to put a strain on the eye.They did not have fancy cutters and mattes.They made do with what ever they had on hand.
Writing this now and letting myself think that way, I will be satisfied with what I have done and not complain.It may not be perfect but it will do. I am blessed to live in this time.