I do love getting emails from people out there who take the time to read my blog. One email I received overnight was from Carol (hi Carol!) asking if I’d ever done a Double Wedding Ring from Aunt Grace fabrics.
Of course I have. I have 3039049658 flimsies in the cupboard, why wouldn’t there be a double wedding ring? And you know me and thirties prints!
I realised when I was thinking about this quilt that I had no photos of all of it. It’s probably THE quilt I’m most proud of, the one that I would rescue if the house was on fire, and yet there would be no photographic proof of it if something did happen.
So I’ve fixed that problem.
Bear in mind it’s been folded in a cupboard for years and years, and I didn’t press it yet. But I think it comes up fairly well. It needs a really good press, I think. But I don’t have time for that today.
I always surprise myself when I dig out the old quilts. I did a really good job on this one. And then I start thinking about the quilts I make now, and I don’t think I am getting better. You’re supposed to get better as you get older, but I feel my skills are worse now than they have ever been. I’m trying to sort that out in my head – trying to work out what it is that is making me be a crappier quilter technically now than I was before. I think it’s the same old thing I’ve mentioned before – I start too many things and I rush them when I do it. I need to slow down and enjoy the moment, the process rather than race through them when I have a minute here or there spare to sew.
Something I need to work at, I think.
Anyway. I’ll take a better photo later on, but for now, at least there’s proof I made the thing!