Saturday, May 09, 2015

with nothing "pressing" going on...

haha! did you get the pun in the title? nothing "pressing". ha! even though these blocks are pieced, they are not pressed or starched. i'll save that for another day... it was a busy week, with lots going on- potatoes and onions to plant, mulch to lay... the list goes on and on.

 
however- Dave worked 2-11 every day this week, so instead of working out in the fields or gardens until dark, I worked until dinner time. that left me with a  few evening hours to sew.


I already had the squares cut out, so it was very soothing and peaceful to just sit at the machine and repetitiously sew and sew.


some of these fabrics I've had for many years- dresses for my daughters (my oldest daughter is 25 now!), dresses, aprons and doll clothes from my youngest daughters, shorts, shirts and jackets for my 3 boys (24, 24 and 22).
 

perhaps the biggest reason I love making scrappy quilts, and working with my saved scraps is because of the fond memories it brings from when my older children were little. those were busy days... but the happy memories that the fabrics brings back just adds another layer of meaning and sentimentality to my scrappy quilts.
 
 

7 comments:

Marly said...

Those are a lot of lovely scraps. Isn't it satisfying to find a use for them after all those years?

The Joyful Quilter said...

Scrappy quilts are the BEST!!! It's sew much fun to "remember when" with each block in a quilt. You've added a nice bunch of GREEN blocks to the mix!

Alycia said...

How fun to see those fabrics again!!! It will be such a great memory!

Scrappy quilter said...

I agree, what fun to work with those fabrics again. Going to be a fun quilt with wonderful memories.

Sheila said...

I think scrappy are the best kind of quilts. 16-patch blocks are my absolute favorites.

scraphappy said...

Sounds like the garden will be keeping you busy for a while. Glad you had the evenings to sew. Simple straight seams can be such a relaxing way to pass time.

Deb A said...

Busy time of the year. Sounds like you snuck in some sewing time and have some lovely blocks to show for it.

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