Sunday, November 18, 2012

We've Come A Long Way Baby!

As I have been preparing for the upcoming show, I have also been trying to edit my stash.  I think that's just the fancy word for cleaning, but it doesn't sound so laborious.  I came across a stack of blocks that I cut in 1989.  I can't believe I am admitting that online.
That was in the olden days - before rotary cutters, rulers and mats.  I just have to say, "I love my rotary cutter!"

I was able to piece it surprisingly well for as odd as the blocks seemed to be.  They were closer than I thought they would be.  Most of my corners even match.
I did all of this before I even really knew anything about fabric.  Some of the pieces still had the selvage.  It was 'sew' weird.  I am getting ready to sandwich it and quilt it, but so far it has turned out kinda pretty.  
This little nostalgic trip back in quilting time has made me realize just how far quilting has come and how far I have come as a quilter.  Whew.  See, reading all those books and magazines, visiting all those shops and shows, and "practicing" really pays off.  I think I just came up with my new excuse reason to stitch rather than do housework.  I am practicing my quilting so I can get really good at it.  Oh no, I am not very good yet.  Need to keep practicing.  I just can't get it quite right.  Let me try for another hour or so.  I think then I'll 'get it.'  I might need to practice some more tomorrow.  Okay, I'll stop. Quilting really has come a long way though, and I am glad to be in the company of like minded stitchers.
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches

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