I've not been inspired to make my own quilt out of them. But wonder of wonders, you never know when Brigid will step into your life an bless your hearth with the roaring fire of creative inspiration. We wandered into a booth that was filled with projects for wee ones in bright cheery colors balanced with crisp white. What to my wondering eyes did appear? Why Cluck Cluck Sew's Pow Wow quilt. And, for the first time I thought, "Hey, I could do that!" And my creative fire roared to life. I bought the pattern and that is how my interest in Quilting began.
Let's jump back to a few years ago. I discovers these delightful blocks of typical 40's vintage fabrics complete with a few tea stains. I bought them thinking it would be a fast way to have a blanket or a quick gift to make. Little did I know they would become my first quilt.
Now that I've regained use of all my faculties, I dove straight back into sewing. It would be excellent therapy for mind, body, & soul. Wanting deeply to start the Pow Wow quilt, but feeling a deeper need to clear out my stash and use why I have, I jumped into the estate sale quilt. The colors in it are red, white and pink, mainly. Very different from the brilliant quilts I'd been planning & it's shabby chic style is quite a departure from my bright & colorful style. It's not perfect as it person who made the blocks or time have stretched and mis-shapen them. But I love it anyway. I used a fusible batt as I haven't done any quilting and wanted to start simply. I kept the quilting simple and focused on the 4" blocks. The only thing left is the binding. Then? I'll have a lovely lap quilt. Or rather, my kitties will have a resting spot for cat naps.