Friday, May 25, 2007


Because I don't have a digital camera and because I enjoy (for now?) posting a little something every day, I think I come across here as a little more scattered and unfocused than I really am. I say that since I can't just take a quick picture of something about my day, or always easily show incremental progress on a project using my scanner. Well, as I like to say, that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

This is a bit of an old quilt top I bought off of eBay years ago. I was inspired by the book Worth Doing Twice, which advocates taking old tops like this apart and re-making them correctly. I believe this top was done by someone very young, or else someone very new to sewing/quilting -- the stitches are big, the thread was used doubled, the points blunt and lumpy, and the fabric choices rather -- whimsical. But after mulling it over for years, I've decided that at some point I'm just going to go ahead and quilt it as-is, lumps and all. I'll respect its history. It's small -- crib sized. It has a few stains. But someone worked hard to get it to this point, and so I'll just move it forward to where it was intended to go.

Over 90 degrees F. here today -- another hot breath blast of summer shot out of nowhere and making it hard to do much other than drink lemonade and stay out of the sun. No school today giving us the extra-extra long weekend and it does all around feel like a little taste of summer.

1 comment:

Donna said...

I love the idea of respecting the work someone put into this quilt top. I think it's worth keeping it just like it is. I like the whimsical combo. Don'tcha wonder who made it.....are they still alive??