Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Warm Winter Blessings
I think the snowman blocks are really cute and were very fun to make.
It was a bit tricky to quilt around the appliqué. Sometimes I would snag some threads (like the stars in the background of this block) with my darning foot and I would have to stop and untangle them.
I had a lot of fun with the quilting! After quilting that BIG murphy bed quilt, this seemed like a piece of cake!
Here is a poem by Bee Neeley Kuckelman that appeared in Quilter's Newsletter magazine in March of 1984:
Many Starts, Mini Finishes
There once was a quilter named Min.
Whatever she'd see, she'd begin.
A large quilt, a small quilt,
A doll quilt, a wall quilt.
I'll finish these later, said Min.
Now what shall I start on today?
I guess it will be appliqué.
Some birds in a group.
I'll frame with a hoop.
Today, though, I'll put them away.
I think I will make a new vest,
In silk, or would cotton be best?
Trapunto I'll do.
Then Sunbonnet Sue,
But now I will give them a rest.
A tote bag I've wanted to sew.
And then I'll try quilt-as-you-go.
A radiant star,
For next year's bazaar.
Just when they'll be done, I don't know.
For Christmas I've projects galore.
A tree skirt, a wreath for the door.
I'll make a soft box
And red quilted socks
And what's not completed, I'll store
Is anything finished asked Son?
Her answer could only be "none".
So Min made a vow,
She would not allow
More new projects - well, maybe just one...